From: Axel Hecht <l...@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:40:02 +0200
Local: Wed, Mar 30 2011 7:40 am
Subject: Re: l10n side of things for Firefox Development/Release Process Specifics [DRAFT]
here's my take on the l10n story for the new development process:
- the long tail of localizers need a simple story, dead on simple, really.
Let me start with the latter:
We already have a few localizers that work very close to mozilla-central
=> a limited number of locales track mozilla-central. The rest doesn't
On to the dead-simple story for the majority of our localizers, that
wake up on calendar alarm, and
The hope is that for the most part, localizers won't need to bother with
The whole cycle should be doable in a weekend, aka, 2-3 days. That as a
The proposed procedure also has the benefit that it's dead simple to
The right channel for this procedure seems to be -experimental, after
=> All locales work on experimental to get their localizations ready to
Now a few fall-out items:
=> There shouldn't really be all that much traffic on beta at all.
We should probably take fixes, still, but whether those should be
=> Beta-only locales don't end up on release.
Right now, we have that funky setup where new locales in Beta are
 http://hg.mozilla.org/l10n-central/fr even shows the en-US check-in
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