NetBeans 6.8 Localization Scope

Product Features

  • Java Enterprise Edition 6 support
  • Java Server Faces 2.0 support (Facelets)
  • Maven
  • PHP
  • Groovy & Grails
  • Database Support
  • Auto Update
  • New options for Java task list
  • Embedded Browser
  • Web Preview for HTML and CSS
  • Ruby
  • C/C++
  • Java Debugger
  • Connected Developer
  • Details to be found under NB 6.8 Planning Page and Feature Freeze Milestone page.

L10n Deliverables

NB 6.8 is delivered in three Sun-supported languages: Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese. Russian is supported for selected documentation.

Component Japanese Simplified Chinese Brazilian Portuguese Russian Release
UI/Msg yes yes yes no ML FCS bits
OLH no no no no n/a
Webdocs yes yes yes yes nb.org from Eng FCS
Update Center Modules no no no no n/a
DVD yes yes yes docs only English only DVD + 30 days
Patches no no no no n/a
Bundles yes yes yes no monthly

Other Languages

Community contribution and simultaneous shipping of Platform + JavaSE modules + Download pages translation are intended. Current candidates or communities ready to participate are:
Arabic, Catalan, Czech, French, German, Galician, Italian, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish.
To see the scope of translations and a full list of languages, go to the Community Translation Status page.

If your willing to participate and see your language listed here, you can always drop us an email @ dev@translatedfiles.netbeans.org. Just precise which language you'd like to participate to and someone on the mailing list will follow-up!

Release Vehicles

  • Bits release on netbeans.org, zh-CN.nb.org, China server
  • NB ML Starter Kit DVD
  • Localized docs on netbeans.org, developer.sun.ru, zh-CN.nb.org, ja.nb.org
  • Other possible distros (JDK, Java EE, MySQL bundles)

Roles and Responsibilities

The Globalization team is responsible for:

  • Localization engineering tasks, including finalizing l10nkits for translation, workspace management for localized content, pre- and post-processing tasks for workflow and translation memory processing, file encoding conversions, publishing webdocs to nb.org and other sites, and other file manipulation tasks
  • Translation of product and webcontent related to the product release
  • Localization testing and reporting
  • Bug filing and l10n bug fixing
  • Project management and project documentation, vendor management, community consulting

Release Milestones

Milestone Timeframe
6.8 ML Beta 6.8 English Beta
6.8 ML FCS 6.8 English FCS
L10n web docs and content GO LIVE Staggered release 30-60 days after English FCS
Localized UC modules l10nkit handoff + 30 days
Patches Simship with English patches (or every other patch release)
NB ML Starter Kit Final l10n docs GO LIVE + 15 days
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