[Xfce-i18n] Last day to change translations
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
Feel free to read through our release model, maybe this helps!
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