Xfce 4.8 entering string freeze / schedule information

Yuriy Tertichnyy yuterbox at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 22:17:53 CET 2010

Can you say something about migration Thunar to GIO?

2010/12/5 Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org>

> Hi everyone,
> just a few seconds ago, we released Xfce 4.8pre2. Today starts what we
> call "string freeze". It means that from now on until the final 4.8
> release, strings in the master branches of Xfce core components may no
> longer be changed. There may be a few exceptions, you never know. But
> in general this means that translators can now rely on the strings to
> be stable until the final release.
> On January 2nd, 2011, we will most likely release Xfce 4.8pre3 and from
> that date on, not even bug fixes are allowed anymore - just
> translations. Bug fixes will, for a short time of two weeks (until the
> final release), be pushed to special branches that will be merged
> shortly after the final release.
> The final Xfce 4.8 release is scheduled for January 16th, 2011. There
> are quite a few known bugs at this point, but I still think this
> release date is realistic. And after all, we can still push out
> stable bugfix releases for the individual components after 4.8.
> Just as a reminder: the entire schedule is available on
>  http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.8/schedule
> and the formalities can be read again on
>  http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/release-model
> Happy using/testing/translating 4.8pre2!
>  - Jannis
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