[openstack-dev] Need for a String Freeze for documenters/translators

Chuck Short chuck.short at canonical.com
Fri Jan 25 14:16:45 UTC 2013

On 13-01-25 08:28 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> At the last design summit we discussed the need for introducing a String
> Freeze in our development cycle. It was decided to propose it in time on
> the ML, so here it goes.
> A String Freeze is a deadline for submitting changes that affect
> translatable strings (log messages) or documentation (think config
> option names, user-visible changes).
> Under String Freeze, changing those requires an exception process (tbd)
> that involves properly warning documenters and translators about it, and
> making sure the change is worth the extra hassle imposed on them.
> Is it a good idea ? Is it solving a real problem ? Should it happen at
> the same time a FeatureFreeze (February 19), or slightly afterwards
> (like March 5, one month before final release) ?
> Comments welcome,
+1 from me

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