February 17, 2009

All Thunderbird strings are now frozen for the beta2 release

I just wanted to remind everyone that as of last night, Tuesday, February 17 at 23:59 PST, the firm code and string freeze went into effect. That means that all strings are now entirely frozen until we release Thunderbird 3 beta2.

As of now 28 locales have already opted-in to be part of this release. An additional 9 locales are green (meaning that they have no missing strings in their localization) on our l10n dashboard and will hopefully opt-in soon. Hopefully even more will follow so that Thunderbird 3 beta2 will be the largest release in terms of the number of localized versions ever.

If you want be part of this release, please opt-in in the corresponding opt-in thread in the mozilla.dev.l10n newsgroup.

One additional note to localizers:
Please take a close look at the status of your tinderbox (at http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi?tree=Mozilla-l10n-locale where "locale" must be replaced with your locale code (e.g. es-ES or de). I've seen some locales having a red Windows tinderbox, because those locales didn't follow this change to our installer strings. Please check if this applies to you and make the necessary changes before opting-in.

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