Roundcube fr_FEM locale 1.3.5

2018-03-16 - Louis-Philippe Véronneau

Roundcube 1.3.5 was released today and with it, I've released version 1.3.5 of my fr_FEM (French gender-neutral) locale.

This latest version is actually the first one that can be used with a production version of Roundcube: the first versions I released were based on the latest commit in the master branch at the time instead of an actual release. Not sure why I did that.

I've also changed the versioning scheme to follow Roundcube's. Version 1.3.5 of my localisation is thus compatible with Roundcube 1.3.5. Again, I should have done that from the start.

The fine folks at Riseup actually started using fr_FEM as the default French locale on their instance and I'm happy to say the UI integration seems to be working pretty well.

Sandro Knauß (hefee), who is working on the Debian Roundcube package, also told me he'd like to replace the default Roundcube French locale by fr_FEM in Debian. Nice to see people think a gender-neutral locale is a good idea!

Finally, since this was the first time I had to compare two different releases of Roundcube to see if the 20 files I care about had changed, I decided to write a simple script that leverages git to do this automatically. Running ./ -p git_repo -i 1.3.4 -f 1.3.5 -l fr_FR -o roundcube_diff.txt outputs a nice file that tells you if new localisation files have been added and displays what changed in the old ones.

You can find the locale here.