Thunderbird Pontoon syncing disabled for some days

Hi everyone,

In preparation of the next major Thunderbird 78 release, we have some more strings that we want to land, and some strings to migrate to Fluent.

Due to the time limitations and complications of the localization procedures, we need to stop the sync of Pontoon for Thunderbird for some days until all strings have landed and needed Fluent migrations have taken place.

I realize this is not ideal, but unfortunately the best we can do at this time. I hope you'll understand.

Note also: for Thunderbird 78, Lightning ( == calendar/) is no longer an add-on but has been integrated into Thunderbird core.

5/29/2020 7:49:02 AM
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Hi Magnus.

That's great news about new Thunderbird!

With the sync disabled, do you think it would be also helpful to switch Thunderbird and Lightning projects to read-only mode too? People won't be able to work on it, but most likely their work they do in the meantime would be lost by the migration, right?

Michal Stanke
5/29/2020 8:22:23 AM
Hey - AIUI,

yes they should be set to read-only mode while sync is disabled.

5/29/2020 10:56:47 AM
You don't set up a project as read-only, you can only set individual locales within a project as read-only.

There are two options:

1) Disable sync (which has been already done).

2) Disable the project entirely (it won't show up in Pontoon at all).

If we do 2), a lot of folks will reach out asking why those projects suddenly disappeared. Same if we set locales as read-only, and it requires more work to re-enable the project once ready.

Given that the migration only affects preferences, I strongly suggest to stick with the plan (project enabled, sync disabled), and not complicate things unnecessarily.

5/29/2020 11:19:53 AM
The needed migrations have now been run (thanks :flod!) and syncing is back on again.

Two slightly wrong changes were noticed. Please check if you need to take action on or not. (We want to have the colon there, some localizations probably had added one already and it would now be doubled.)

  * timzezone-label: we added a colon at the end -

  * default-length-label: we added a colon at the end -

6/2/2020 11:31:16 AM
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