NB70L10nSchedule

NetBeans 6.7 Localization Schedule


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Overview of Multilingual Release

Milestone Timeframe
6.7 ML FCS 6.7 English FCS
L10n web docs and content GO LIVE Staggered release 0-60 days after English FCS
Localized UC modules l10nkit handoff + 30 days
Patches English patch + 15 days
NB ML Starter Kit Final l10n docs GO LIVE + 15 days


Critical Dates of L10nkits for Translation


Note: Ideally, 90% of UI/messages should be translated, reviewed and TM updated BEFORE OLH is leveraged from the TM database for translation. 100% of UI/messages and 90% of OLH should be translated, reviewed and TMs updated BEFORE webdocs are leveraged from the TM database for translation.

Type Number When Receive Integrate
UI/msg l10nkits 3/4 * 1st @ Beta - (Apr 17th)
* 2nd @ UI/message freeze (May 11th)
* 3rd @ Code freeze (May 25th)
* 4th @ RC1 build (SHOWSTOPPER UPDATES ONLY)
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Online Help l10nkits n/a n/a -
Webdocs l10nkits n/a n/a -
UC messages, Help l10nkits n/a n/a -
Patches messages l10nkits n/a n/a -

n/a: Information not available yet....

Critical Dates for Delivering Translations

  • To Hg Workspace
  • For Final FCS Build
Date Event Notes
June 1st LAST date to commit translations to 6.7 FCS branch
June 15th LAST date to commit translations to 6.7 FCS branch - community builds


Schedule

Date Base Milestone ML Milestones & Tasks Status QA
Fri, Nov 28 M1 Feature Freeze Determine l10n scope Complete
Fri, Dec 12 * L10nkits are generated regularly
* Integrate l10n files into the source tree to get build (latest base sources + previous l10n resources)
* Fix open l10n bugs
Complete Phase 1: Sanity testing cycle; verify reported issues.
Mon, Feb 2 M2 Feature Freeze
*L10n to Give Heads-up to Base Teams wrt to Simship Feasibility
1st L10nKit Evaluation. I18N Not Required Complete Phase 1: Sanity testing cycle; verify reported issues.
Mon, Mar 9 M3 Feature Freeze
*L10n to Give Heads-up to Base Teams wrt to Simship Feasibility
2nd L10nKit Evaluation. I18N Not Required Complete Phase 1: Sanity testing cycle; verify reported issues.
Mon, Mar 23 NB 6.7 Feature Freeze 3rd L10nKit Evaluation. I18N Not Required Complete Phase 1: Sanity testing cycle; verify reported issues.
Wed, Apr 15 - * Translation Deadline for Beta * Pick-up community contribution & start files integration
Fri, Apr 17 Release70-beta clone created * Finalize L10N Project Plan & schedule
* Analyze L10N Kit (volume analysis, NOI18N, kit problems)
* 1st UI/msg Handoff Starts
Phase 2:
* Sanity testing cycle to coincide with translation commits (every 2 weeks?)
* Verify Reported Issues
* Learn New Features
* Create Test Cases. Test cases ready before integration of 1st translations
Fri, Apr 17 Beta Go/No Go Phase 2:
* New features learned
* Test Cases created
* L10n to Give Heads-up to Base Teams wrt to Simship Feasibility
Fri, Apr 20 Beta Announcement Beta will be ML! Sun supported languages + community contributed
Mon, May 4 Online Help 90% complete * L10n test plan and test cases finalized
* 1st major handoff of Help to translators
Phase 2: Keep Testing Latest Integrated L10n
Mon, May 11 UI / Message Freeze
* 2nd UI/msg Handoff Starts
Phase 2: Keep Testing Latest Integrated L10n
Mon, May 25 L10N kit Complete
*Installer L10N Kit Complete
*WebDoc L10N Kit Complete
*Online Help Complete
Repeat cycle:
* Translation
* Review
* Integration
Phase 3: Testing & Bug Fixing
 ?? shortcuts.pdf Ready for Translation * Evaluate shorcuts.pdf Content
* Handle Translation
Phase 3: Testing & Bug Fixing
Mon, May 25 * NB 6.7 Code Freeze
* Installer is I18N complete
* Release70-rc Clone Created
Last L10N Kit Evaluation
* 3rd Handoff Starts
Phase 3: Testing & Bug Fixing
Wed, May 27 Branding Integrate Branding - no sooner Phase 4: Checklist and Specific Testing (Focus on DL, Install, Registration)
Fri, Jun 5th *L10N Code Freeze* Last L10N Commits Unless Respin Phase 4: Sanity Checks
Mon, Jun 15 Community translations due date for FCS
Fri, Jun 22 FCS (Go/NoGo)


Detailed Translation Schedule

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