November 15, 2008

String freeze in effect for Thunderbird 3 beta1 release

As of midnight Pacific time yesterday (roughly six and a half hours ago) we're in string freeze for the Thunderbird 3 beta1 release.

This means that any l10n strings in the mail/ and editor/ui/ directories in the comm-central repository are now frozen. Since Firefox is also in string freeze for it 3.1 beta2 release right now the strings in browser/, dom/, netwerk/, security/manager/ and toolkit/ are frozen as well. So we don't need to worry about any breakage that might come from that front.

The code freeze for our beta 1 will be on Tuesday 18th November at 23:59 Pacific time. We'll cut the release sometime after that once we've had some baking. So this means basically that your locales should be ready by that date. I'll open up a opt-in thread for you guys as soon as the code freeze is in effect.

We will be having a test day for beta 1 soon, that will be covering the new features and checking for any significant regressions. More details coming soon.

Please check the dashboard for up-to-date information on the state of your locale. We also have l10n nightly builds available at the regular location.

2 comments:

Fjoerfoks said...

When are we starting to localize the "landing page" or startpage like hhttp://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/nightly/start/?uri=/thunderbird/start&locale=fy-NL

Simon said...

We'll start with figuring out that story once beta1 is out of the door.