September 3, 2008

Thunderbird 3 beta1 string freeze postponed by two weeks

Yesterday the Thunderbird developers decided to postpone the string freeze for TB beta1 by two weeks due to the large amount of string changes that are still scheduled to land. That means that the release schedule for Thunderbird 3 now looks like this:
  • Planned code freeze dates
      3.0b1               3.0b2               3.0rc1
    ====+===================+===================+===
    2008-09-23 2008-11-18 2009-01-27

  • Planned string freeze dates:
      3.0b1               3.0b2               3.0rc1
    ====+===================+===================+===
    2008-09-16 2008-11-11 2008-12-02

These are planning dates, which may be subject to change (as you've seen).

We still don't have any l10n builds for Thunderbird, but this is expected to change soon, now that the Firefox and SeaMonkey teams have done most of the work in this area already and we just need to copy what they've done :)

1 comment:

Dwayne said...

Translate.org.za is making POT files available for localising Thunderbird 3.

You can download them from:
http://l10n.mozilla.org/pootle/pot/

We already have some there but you might want to wait until the string freeze is finished. But the joy of PO means you aren't really affected by late string changes as you'll pick them up.

We'll also probably try to do translation recovery i.e. convert your existing Thunderbird to PO for those that might need it.

Please join us on IRC at #pootle on freenode.net if you need help with PO files.