[Xfce-i18n] Last day to change translations

Simon Steinbeiss simon at xfce.org
Mon Jun 17 22:00:47 CEST 2019


let me clarify some misunderstandings.

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 9:47 PM scootergrisen <scootergrisen at gmail.com>

> My concern is that if there was 5½ years between 4.12 and 4.14 it seems
> like if i miss something like a spelling mistake in the translation i
> might have to wait another 5½ years for the next release to fix it.
> I dont know about 4.12.X.
> It seems Xfce About always says 4.12 no matter what version i use.

As Xfce is modular each component receives its own updates. Only the
MAJOR.MINOR part of the version is subject of a platform release.
Everything that is part of the PATCH part of the version is per-component.
You can see this well in the 4.14 development cycle, illustrated e.g. here:
Each component has a different amount of patch releases.
The same goes for stable / maintenance releases in e.g. the 4.12 series.
One of the latest components to receive a 4.12 maintenance release was
xfdesktop, see here:
So all translations you did between 4.12.0 and 4.12.5 reached the end-users
(depending obviously on when distros do releases and when what is packaged).

> But last say we skip to the 4.14 release and then i make new changes to
> the translation. How long will it take until those new changes gets into
> a Xfce release?

As outlined above that depends on when a dev does a patch release for the
component he or she maintains.

> How come on https://xfce.org/ it says the latest news is 4.12 if there
> have been 4.12.x releases after that?

Again, 4.12 (MAJOR.MINOR) is only the platform release and does not concern
itself with the individual patch releases of components. I understand that
the website could be more up-to-date. We try to do that via the blog, which
is an aggregation of developer several blogs. That's where you get the
post-4.12 information.

Feel free to read through our release model, maybe this helps!

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