Release notes translation -- what's up?
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sun Oct 1 14:09:57 UTC 2006
Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> It seems that beat writers were not keen on writing before fc6 final
>> release, then I should suggest that translators may need much more of a
>> week to translate the final relnotes issue. Moreover, more time could
>> avoid the panic/confusion that we saw this week.
> I couldn't agree more, Thomas. The blame falls on a lot of different
0. Our development processes need to be planned a bit ahead so that we
dont see many last changes in the packages, artwork etc.
> 1. The wiki makes it easier for people to put up release notes, but it
> also makes them easier to change. A lot of these changes are minor or
> cosmetic, but they still result in untranslated strings. I watched the
> wiki all summer, and edited it constantly to make sure that the language
> was clear and easier to translate. But the result is that translators
> are not necessarily saving themselves work by translating early and
> often. And yes, too many beat writers are waiting until the last
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