Announcing the development of OLPC OS 11.3.1

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Wed Nov 9 14:39:02 EST 2011

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at>
> wrote:
> > 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
> > build.
> I completely agree that they should be included in a build. The
> changes should go into 12.1.0 (in fact these fixes are probably
> already included in build 1 published a few days ago).
> I greatly appreciate your efforts but with so much work ahead of us on
> the 12.1.0 track for a small team it is important to keep 11.3.1 as
> limited scope so that we do not get distracted. Each and every change
> requires a significant amount of collaboration of a number of people
> on coding, packaging, building, releasing and testing, which (in cases
> like this, in my opinion) is better spent on 12.1.0.
> Daniel

Well, I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't advocate for L10n and Daniel
wouldn't be doing his if he didn't raise caution flags about issues he has
great experience with from his extraordinary contributions as release
manager (which I greatly appreciate).

I will say that the vast improvements that have been made in the build
toolchain and the resurrection of lang-packs will do a great deal to
mitigate the impact of "missing" a build for additional L10n contributions.

I am satisfied with having raised the point and will accept the decision of
the release manager without complaint.  I am pleased that we can discuss
and even disagree cordially and with all focused on the best interests of
the project and the optimal leveraging of the limited resources available.

I think we've been making good progress on keeping the L10n community in
the loop and Daniel deserves a great deal of credit for his efforts in that
regard.  I look forward to continuing our community-building and
product-enhancing collaborative efforts as the milestones of releases come
and go.

Warmest Regards,

Sugar Labs Translation Team Coordinator
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