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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Discuss}{Release Notes 4.0.0]
Date Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:49:16 GMT
On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Keith N. McKenna
<keith.mckenna@comcast.net> wrote:
> Given the negative press we have received in some quarters about having
> dropped language translations, would it make sense to add a notice in the
> Release Notes for 4.0.0 about languages that were available for 3.4.x but
> not available for 4.0.0.
>

Negative press? Do you have a link?

Remember, we didn't drop anything.  For example, we had released no
translation of French 4.0 last week, because 4.0 was not done.   Now
that 4.0 is done and the translation is done, we can release both.
Does that mean we dropped French last week?  No it just means it was
not ready to release yet.

When the same conditions are met for other languages, we release them
as well.  So we're not dropping anything.  We're merely releasing the
translations that are done now rather than waiting longer for the ones
that are still in progress.

We did the exact same thing before with AOO 3.4.1.

> My personal feeling is that it would be good since it would give us a place
> to direct user with support questions to for a definitive statement, but I
> also recognize how controversial this topic can be.
>

I added a statement to the release notes explaining that more
translations are coming and telling how interested parties can
volunteer to help.  Is that good enough?

-Rob


> Regards
> Keith
>
>
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