Message from discussion Firefox 4 Final Release Schedule
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Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:30:28 -0400
From: Ben Hearsum <bhear...@mozilla.com>
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To: Gervase Markham <g...@mozilla.org>
Subject: Re: Firefox 4 Final Release Schedule
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On 03/16/11 12:23 PM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> On 16/03/11 16:19, Ben Hearsum wrote:
>> I don't think a final release is the place for us to be doing manual,
>> error prone hackery like this. I'm strongly against doing this.
> I'm not saying we need to rush to do it in time for the release on March
> 22nd - we can take our time, and get the .vi community to test it for
> us. We could even release it as "beta" language, as I believe we have
> done for some languages in previous releases - a separate section at the
> bottom of the download page.
> I'm just saying that for 1.32% of the world/500K ADUs, however you want
> to put it, plus the big efforts of the .vi l0n team, we should be able
> to do _something_ more than just say "sorry, guys, your l10n team was a
> day late so now you have to wait for Firefox 5".
I didn't say we had to wait until 5. Adding it in 4.0.1 is perfectly
fine with me.
I'm against doing it in 4.0 because we have no experience adding a
locale at this point in a release, from a RelEng standpoint. We have no
ideas what the gotchas are, or what things it will cause issue with in
subsequent point releases. A final release is tricky and complicated
enough without adding in this unknown.
We are working on making late-stage locale additions possible, but
currently, it's not.