[Xfce-i18n] Last day to change translations

scootergrisen scootergrisen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 22:38:55 CEST 2019

Den 17-06-2019 kl. 22:00 skrev Simon Steinbeiss:
> Hi,
> let me clarify some misunderstandings.
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 9:47 PM scootergrisen <scootergrisen at gmail.com 
> <mailto:scootergrisen at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     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: https://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.14/xfce_4.14pre1
> 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: 
> https://git.xfce.org/xfce/xfdesktop/tag/?h=xfdesktop-4.12.5
> 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! 
> https://www.xfce.org/about/releasemodel
> Cheers
> Simon
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If i as a new user go to https://xfce.org/ and read and click Download 
it says 4.12 is the latest version and if i want newer i can build it.
http://archive.xfce.org/xfce/4.12/ says last modified 28-Feb-2015 21:07 
so i think like... oh that project is properly not being maintained 
anymore if that is the latest version 5½ years ago.

I think my confusing is partly because Xfce About dialog always just 
says 4.12. So i think everything is just the same when it says 4.12.
Should it not says 4.12.5?
I have made a bug to improve the About dialog details.

I dont know how it could be written better on the website but if there 
have been these releases:

After 4.12 then it would be fine seeing that so you have 1 big news per 
year or something like that instead of 5½ between each big news.

Like is the latest big news was 4.12.5 (2018-2019 or when ever) then it 
would at least show that something is going on.
It does say lastest news.

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