String freeze and string corrections

John Ralls jralls at
Wed Nov 20 23:32:31 EST 2013

On Nov 20, 2013, at 1:59 PM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> wrote:

> It's been a while since the previous string freeze, so I'm a 
> bit rusty...
> Can someone remind me again how we handle string 
> corrections that appear during string freeze ? Like the 
> two patches Aurimas has posted today ?
> Are these authorized exceptions to the string freeze ?

I don't think there's any way to get them into the translated message catalogs
(foo.po) without manual intervention, which means that gettext() will fail on
those items and they won't be translated. If that's the case, then they should
wait until after the 2.6 release.

John Ralls

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