I guess some of you are asking themselves how we are doing with respect to our next major release. So here’s a short update:
At the moment we are down to seven blocker bugs, which will need to be fixed before we push out the first release candidate. The status on those bugs is:
- One tracking bug with only one outstanding issue. We could release without this bug getting fixed.
- One documentation bug (release notes). A first draft for the release notes is ready. The notes are currently awaiting developer feedback.
- Three bugs have a patch or a solution was proposed, so we’re optimistic here
- Two bugs, where we are currently investigating a solution
I’m sorry that we’re not fixing those bugs faster, but two of our main developers are away for a few weeks and such a 33% drop in manpower is hard to handle for such a small project as ours.
But there’s also something positive to mention:
A few days ago, the last outstanding localization completed the translation of newly added strings. That means that Sunbird builds for all 29 languages (including English) are now available for testing purposes. For Lightning we’ll provide localized builds when the first release candidate (RC1) comes out. But all our non-English testers are encouraged to give builds in their native language a try.