Announcing the development of OLPC OS 11.3.1

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Wed Nov 9 11:04:08 EST 2011

2011/11/9 Daniel Drake <dsd at>

> 2011/11/7 Manuel QuiƱones <manuq at>:
> > The case is that there are some activities, like Image Viewer and
> > Terminal, which translations did not reach the builds because of a
> > package building problem.
> >
> > I think it is critical because there are some of the main activities,
> > completly untranslated.  There is a bug report:
> >
> >
> However, these 11.3.0 issues are not regressions over 10.1.3 and
> 11.2.0 where the same activities have the same issue. Given the
> tendency for activity translations to sometimes cause layout issues
> and overflowing toolbars, and sometimes even failure to launch or use
> the activity due to mistranslated strings, I would suggest that this
> is not appropriate for 11.3.1 which should be kept as limited as
> possible.
I am sympathetic to Daniel's concerns, but I disagree about choosing not to
make the attempt to pick up additional translations, although it is clearly
the release manager's choice.

I have been making a considerable effort to perform QA review for
build-breaking  PO errors across languages (the two primary candidates are
printf and ending newlines), I hope that the incidence of translations
causing build problems will be significantly mitigated.

As for the layout issues and toolbar overflow, I don't know how you would
expect to identify those issues without putting those languages into a

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