As part of the early preparation of a release of Debian Installer (D-I), the localizable strings in the "core" components of D-I are now frozen until July 4th 2010 23:59. Consequences for D-I developers -------------------------------- It means that developers should refrain from changing D-I debconf templates in D-I "core" udebs *without prior discussion in debian-boot*. Exceptions will be examined on a case by case basis. Uncoordinated changes will be reverted. This string freeze lasts until July 4th 23:59 at minimum. After that date, D-I packages will be uploaded one by one to integrate the update translations. Please refrain from changing localizable strings to each package until it has been uploaded. Consequences for D-I translators -------------------------------- *Update translations* for D-I "core" packages (those described as "level 1" in http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/doc/i18n/. This is your one and only duty. Check level 1 statistics on http://d-i.debian.org/l10n-stats/ If your language has many updates to do, start from "sublevel 1" down to "sublevel 5". Languages that fail to be 100% complete for sublevels 1 and 2 are in danger of being removed from the D-I language selection menu. The decision is to be taken after the string freeze. Please relay this call wherever you want, particularly in localization communities. People interested to complete an incomplete language should first get in touch with me privately so that I can check with them whether someone else is already working on that language. *This is not time for starting a new translation*. A last minute rush will certainly fail, because of the huge preparation work needed and the initial steps to complete, which I won't have time for. People interested in new translations can still be directed to me but they won't be my priority, sorry for this.
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