Backport policy regarding new strings ?

Yawar Amin yawar.amin at
Sun Jan 20 15:57:22 EST 2013

Hi Christian,

On 2013-01-20 14:55, Christian Stimming wrote:
> [...]
> It's up to you (or anyone who wants to commit). We don't have any agreement on 
> this right now.
> However, I would suggest not to add a new string in the 2.4.x branch. Most 
> probably, there will be no translator activity between now any another 2.4.x 
> release. This means the new string will show up untranslated. I think this 
> should be avoided, unless there are really strong reasons (for having an 
> untranslated string show up, rather than no new string and/or a string with 
> minor errors.)
> In the case of the new tip-of-the-day, I think there is not a strong reason to 
> have it in the 2.4 branch. Just add it to trunk and it will be in the next 
> release and translation series.
> Please feel free to add this suggestion into the wiki page... I currently 
> don't easily see how I can explain this there. Thanks!

Thanks, I've added an explanation that should roughly cover our caution
against adding strings

Geert, let's go ahead with Christian's suggestion to commit the patch to
trunk but not to 2.4



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