[OpenStack-I18n] translated release note: import criteria and publishing

Akihiro Motoki amotoki at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 14:50:51 UTC 2016

The original thread on the release note criteria created a couple of forked

On the original topic, I have no plan to move it forward until the summit
is over.
If someone wants to move this forward sooner, feel free to update the
original review.

Talking about myself, I cannot join the regular i18n IRC meetings as the
time does not work for me due to my personal regular/usual schedule, so I
cannot join the discussion.


2016-10-08 18:55 GMT+09:00 Akihiro Motoki <amotoki at gmail.com>:

> Hi i18n team,
> CC: Doug from the release team.
> We are now preparing translated version of release notes.
> I would like to discuss the import criteria of release notes translation.
> If there is a better way, it would be great.
> == Problem ==
> Release notes translation is imported when 75% of a PO file is translated.
> 75% is calculated as a whole.
> If a language team wants to translate release notes of a specific release,
> the team needs to translate release notes of other releases.
> This comes from the fact that the translation percentage is calculated as
> a whole.
> The development teams started to use reno for translation at the beginning
> of Mitaka cycle
> and Liberty release notes are converted into reno-based release notes.
> This mean if we want to publish Newton release notes translation, we need
> to translate
> release notes for Liberty and Mitaka at the same time.
> == Proposal ==
> I hope we can publish translated release notes per release.
> If Newton release notes translation completes, I want to publish Newton
> release notes.
> My proposal is to change the import criteria for release notes translation
> to 75% at least for a specific release.
> If translation progress of release notes are less than 40% for all
> releases,
> a corresponding PO file will be removed from the repo.
> I proposed an infra scirpt change to implement the above.
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/383622/
> Proposed threshold 75% and 40% might need to be revisited.
> == Open question ==
> Do we publish translated release notes for a release with <75% progress?
> This is about publishing rendered release notes.
> For example, assume my lang team have translated release notes
> 90% for Newton, 10% for Mitaka and Liberty. In this case, which is better
> not to publish Mitaka and Liberty release notes translation or to publish
> all?
> My vote is not to publish less-translated version of release notes.
> == Note ==
> Question from Ian on the gerrit review.
> By the way, is it possible to see only Newton release note strings in
> Zanata?
> Answer: The current Zanata version we use does not support filtering by an
> original filename.
> You need to check English release notes like [1] or [2] and search strings
> on Zanata.
> [1] https://releases.openstack.org/newton/index.html
> [2] http://docs.openstack.org/releasenotes/horizon/
> Akihiro
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