Proposal for string improvements

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue Nov 4 04:00:05 CET 2008

Created something hopefully useful:


Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> Hey,
> I'd like to propose that we handle string-freeze differently this time.
> Due to the large number of new components and incredible amount of
> hacking that has happened during the past few months, we had almost no
> time to improve the English strings. I'd therefore like to postpone the
> string-freeze (which was planned to start with the release of beta2 ...
> yesterday) and instead insert a string-improvement period before the
> string-freeze time.
> I'm not sure how to do this though. One idea would be that native
> English speakers (and those who think their English is really good) and
> maintainers come together a few times (twice a week for an hour maybe)
> to go through the components dialogs and windows and discuss how the
> strings could be improved. We could schedule these meetings and set a
> deadline (like beta3) and *then* enter string-freeze. 
> Any other ideas on how to organize this (if at all)?
> Luckily, not all components have been rewritten from scratch, so we
> could focus on those wo have seen major changes, like
>   libxfcegui4     (the libxfce4kbd-private strings)
>   xfce4-mixer     (not that many strings, but tooltips are missing
>                    everywhere across the application)
>   xfce4-appfinder (only very few strings, no tooltips yet)
>   xfce4-session
>   xfce4-settings
>   xfconf          (with focus on xfconf-query)
>   xfdesktop       (settings dialog mostly)
>   xfwm4           (settings dialogs)
> What do you think?
> Cheers,
> Jannis
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