What I expect to do for Fedora in 2010

Since I’m leaving the coordination of the Brazilian Portuguese translation team after four years of a rewarding job, I expect to do something different in the next years.

My main concern about the whole software translation system right now is that for many times the teams make a good work but for many reasons the translations don’t end in the final versions of Fedora. These reasons are for instance: strings freeze breaks, final freeze breaks, downstream patching and specific i18n bugs.

IMHO, at first we need to improve the testing on those situations, and this is where I intend to start helping. After that, I intent to propose some patches rather than just file tons of bugs. It is important to make the i18n string testing consistent during the release cycle, and the Fedora 13 release cycle seems a great time to start.

Happy New Year Folks!