[Openstack-i18n] Thought on String Freeze

Ying Chun Guo guoyingc at cn.ibm.com
Fri Jun 5 06:35:38 UTC 2015

Akihiro Motoki <amotoki at gmail.com> wrote on 2015/06/03 23:25:47:

> From: Akihiro Motoki <amotoki at gmail.com>
> To: "openstack-i18n at lists.openstack.org"
<Openstack-i18n at lists.openstack.org>
> Date: 2015/06/03 23:26
> Subject: [Openstack-i18n] Thought on String Freeze
> Hi I18N folks,

> # Congratulation for the official I18N project!!
> I first thought to send this mail to the dev list, but it seems better
> to share my thought in the I18N folks first.

> Problems
> ==========
> I am feeling that String Freeze does not work well in the past
> several releases.There are several
> I think we should not apply String Freeze for projects for which not
> so many translators work on.
> As far as I understand, Horizon and documentations are targets
> for most translations in the past several releases.
> On the other hands, core reviewers of projects other than Horizon and
> (including keystone) were taking care of String Freeze exception WELL.

Thank you for bringing this topic under discussion.

Translation team focus on Horizon and document.
It is true for now. But maybe in the future, it is not true.
You never know some time translation team may decide to translate other
You don't know whether there is another group of team (not community
translation team )
who are translating them.

"String freeze" is there when translation team were not set up.
I don't like treating some projects differently just because
translation team don't translate them now.

Do you think handling String Freeze exception is a burden ?
I remember String Freeze exception emails are sent automatically,
if developers add a tag to the patch.

Thoughts ?

> My Proposal
> =============

> Considering the current status, I think we should limit "String Freeze"
> only to projects which translators are interested in.
> My idea is to declare projects we would like to enable "String Freeze"
> just after Liberty-3 is cut.
> By doing so, other projects no longer need to take care of String
> Freeze exception.

> (Note that the freeze date of the documentation projects are different
> we can apply some different policy on documentations).
> Thought?
> I cannot join the team meeting tomorrow due to LinuxCon/CloudOpen Japan,
> but I hope you will share your thought on this topic.

> Thanks,
> Akihiro
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