QA test for L10N

Noriko Mizumoto noriko at
Fri Feb 19 03:56:20 UTC 2010

James Laska さんは書きました:
> On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 14:28 +1000, Noriko Mizumoto wrote:
>> Domingo Becker さんは書きました:
>>> 2010/1/7 James Laska <jlaska at>:
>>>> The QA team doesn't provide/build the compose images, that is a service
>>>> provided by release engineering.
>>>> Looking at the dates you mention, the
>>>> current F-13 QA schedule [2] shows that F-13-Alpha will be available for
>>>> translation testing at that time.
>>> Don't ask translators to build a live image from rawhide.
>>> Based on my own experience, it will go wrong.
>>> I was never able to make a 'Live CD from rawhide' work. Something
>>> always goes wrong when booting.
>>> It seems that development people starts from an early installer and
>>> uses the update system since then.
>>> But if we use the Alpha compose to test, and our corrections and
>>> improvements will be present in Alpha 2 or Beta compose to check once
>>> more, that's ok and may work well.
>>> We will need that packagers pay attention to our commits to their repositories.
>> 'Compose alpha candidates' date is 2010-2-18, while 'String freeze' date 
>> is 2010-02-16. Alpha composed this timing may not contain most of 
>> new/updated translation strings for review and correction, no?
> As far as I understand, if the compose happens after the string freeze,
> the alpha should contain all frozen translation content.

The alpha should contain all frozen English strings, but after the 
string freeze, updating translation activity becomes most active. Two 
days would be too short to get new/modified strings being translated for 
review and correction purpose.

>>>> Additionally, there are nightly
>>>> rawhide live images available [3] if testing against more recent updates
>>>> is desired.
>>> If these nightly rawhide live images work, it would be good.
>>> But packagers would have to pay attention to our commits in order to
>>> rebuild their packages with newer translations as soon as possible.
>> It is said that having a 'nightly-composes of 5-Mar-2010' image 
>> available for certain period is possible [1]. Someone can give a hand on 
>> this?
>> [1]:
> If there is a specific image you need for l10n testing, I'd recommend
> submitting a request to release engineering for guidance on hosting the
> image.  Several folks could host the image on their
> pages, but I'd suggest starting with something more formal and rel-eng
> can advise alternatives.

New ticket has been created!  Thank you!


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