[openstack-dev] [I18n][Horizon] I18n compliance test & string freeze exception

Akihiro Motoki amotoki at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 09:28:08 UTC 2014


In my understanding "String Freeze" is a SOFT freeze as Daisy describes.
Applying string freeze to incorrect or incomprehensible messages is
not good from UX point of view
and shipping the release with such strings will make the situation
worse and people feel OpenStack is not mature
and can misunderstand OpenStack doesn't care for such detail :-(

>From my experience of working as a translator and bridging Horizon and
I18N community
in the previous releases, the proposed policy sounds good and it can
be accepted by translators.


On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Ying Chun Guo <guoyingc at cn.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hello, all
> Our translators start translation and I18n compliance test since string
> frozen date.
> During the translation and test, we may report bugs.
> Some bugs are incorrect and incomprehensible messages.
> Some bugs are user facing messages but not marked with _().
> All of these bugs might introduce string changes and add new strings to be
> translated.
> I noticed some patches to fix these bugs got -1 because of "string freeze".
> For example, https://review.openstack.org/#/c/79679/
> and https://review.openstack.org/#/c/79948/
> StringFreeze -> Start translation & test -> Report bugs which may cause
> string changes -> Cannot fix these bugs because of StringFreeze.
> So I'd like to bring this question to dev: when shall we fix these errors
> then?
> From my point of view, FeatureFreeze means "not accept new features", and
> doesn't mean "cannot fix bugs in features".
> StringFreeze should mean "not to add new strings". But we could be able to
> improve strings and fix bugs.
> I think shipping with incorrect messages is worse than strict string freeze.
> From my experiences in Havana release, since StringFreeze, there are
> volunteers from Horizon team who would
> keep an eye on strings changes. If string changes happen, they would send
> email
> to I18n ML to inform these changes. Many thanks to their work.
> In Havana release, we kept on those kind of bug reporting and fixing till
> RC2.
> Most of them are happened before RC1.
> Now I hope to hear your input to this situation: when and how should we fix
> these kind of bugs in Icehouse?
> Best regards
> Ying Chun Guo (Daisy)
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