We’re two months into the CM13 Marshmallow work and nearing our feature complete mark in anticipation of a release towards the end of January. As we work towards finishing and stabilizing the multitude of devices in our roster, we’ve now unblocked the other half of our contributor teams – our Translators. These 1600+ individuals are responsible for localizing the software for our features (which we’ll go through on another post) and new regions. This post is for all of you translators.
CrowdIn is now CM13 ready! Michael Bestas (translation lead) has done his due diligence and carried forward as many translations as possible from CM12.1 to reduce the workload for CM13. In total, we count roughly 380 new strings (not including plurals) as a delta from 12.1.
Additionally, we are now making use of CrowdIn’s new version management functionality. The ultimate goal here is to reduce the amount of effort required on the part of our translators. One item of note here is that the new system is additive – to complete the translations for 13.0 you should translate both the 12.1 and 13.0 projects, as 13.0 only shows the new and untranslated strings.
Finally, the project for languages not originally in AOSP (project CM AOSP on CrowdIn) is not yet 100%. If you are the owner of one of these projects, please keep an eye out as we should be set for these by the end of the week.
If you have any questions, reach out to Michael through the tool, IRC or (if you have joined) the Translators G+ community.