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[] [Bug 262865] New: Consider i18n patches against maintenance branches  
Product/Component: Community / Architecture Council
           Summary: Consider i18n patches against maintenance branches
           Product: Community
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: Architecture Council
        ReportedBy: sflaniga@xxxxxxxxxx

The Galileo release train has a "Must Do" to participate in Babel/Localisation.
 It's true that Ganymede did not have this as a goal, but some accommodation
for localisation issues would be very helpful to people interested in making
stable Eclipse projects available to international users, and those that are
trying to build localised products on top of Ganymede.  (After all, Galileo
won't be a stable base for a while.)

The Babel project already supports localisation for Ganymede projects where
possible, but a number of the Ganymede projects haven't had their strings
externalised into .properties files.  This means that those strings can't be
translated.  I (and possibly others) would be willing to work on
externalisation, but at present there is no guarantee that externalisation
patches would be considered for a maintenance branch.  See bug 215116 for an

Please consider giving internationalisation a higher priority, not just for
future development but for stable/maintenance branches too!

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