I’ve been following the conversation in bug 300028 with interest. Localisers are up in arms that their Firefox 1.0.5 builds have not been released yet because of API breakage in the released en-US version. Now it looks like this build will be skipped for a 1.0.6 release next week.
While pointing this out, I’m not going to criticise anyone because a) I know many folks in the Foundation and elsewhere are doing great l10n work to merge locales into CVS and make a solid build system, and b) the locale I work on (ga-IE) has a very small user base thus there is no pressure for release (though this is not the case for other locales).
Yet there seems to be 2 legitimate gripes:
- Lack of official communications on the issue
- Why are localized builds not shipped simultaneously with the en-US version?