NetBeans 7.0 Localization Scope

Product Features

L10n Deliverables

NB 7.0 is delivered in four Oracle-supported languages: Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese and Russian.

Component Japanese Simplified Chinese Brazilian Portuguese Russian Release
UI/Msg yes yes yes yes ML FCS
OLH no no no no n/a
Release Docs yes yes yes yes ML FCS
Web Docs yes yes yes yes nb.org from Eng FCS + 60 days
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, 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@nblocalization.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 l10n kits 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
7.0 ML Beta 7.0 English Beta
7.0 ML FCS 7.0 English FCS
L10n web docs and content GO LIVE Staggered release 30-60 days after English FCS
NB ML Starter Kit DVD [tbc] Final l10n docs GO LIVE + 15 days [tbc]
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