After 11.3.0, 11.3.1 - notes

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Mon Oct 17 23:44:22 EDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM, Martin Langhoff <martin at> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:36 PM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at>
> wrote:
> > Some of the 11.2.0 targeted languages (presumably the same in 11.3.0) are
> > still a good way from completion.
> Which ones are some way from completion? Where do you expect progress
> to be made?

See attached spreadsheet for details.  As with many things, progress seems
to get made where attention is focused and where resources can be begged,
borrowed or stolen.  I can't do the translations myself, and attempts at
rallying the troops has differing impacts and differing rates of return on
effort depending on the language.

These are all selected as OLPC deployment langs, so I guess one question is
what can OLPC do to encourage L10n efforts in these langs by the local
deployment partners.

>  > newlines are the common culprits), but otherwise is not generally going
> to
> > introduce unexpected issues.
> In the 10.1.x series we had some fun with dialogs not resizing
> correctly, so the risk *is* there :-/
So the time for testing these issues would be now, across as many langs as
possible (not just the 11.3.0 selection).  Advanced testing by the local
deployment partners of these langs would be most critical for this subset.

> If languages progress over over time, even if they don't fit our
> cycle, deployments can pull them in for a custom build. This is right
> now fairly awkward, but perhaps we can automate it a bit with some
> improvements to OOB.
Yes, we are also working to re-establish the language pack generation script
that used to work back in the 0.82 days, this would provide another means of
picking up newer L10n bits.

I'm not suggesting the inclusion of any given L10n bits in the 11.3.0 build
as a blocker, just trying to determine if it is worth trying to make a
focused effort on that language subset (to the exclusion of the other ~110
or so) to drive L10n to the extent possible before the 11.3.1 release or
not.  It is an allocation of effort question on my part.

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