I would like to thank all the people who helped translating Gloria. The response from the community was amazing. The ISO is being finalized today and it includes full support for the Mint tools in 37 languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese/Br, Portuguese/Pt, Arabic, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Galician, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Romanian, Slovenian, Catalan, Greek, Czech, Slovak, Marathi, Norwegian [nynorsk], Croatian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Hindi, Finnish, Hebrew, Serbian and Belarussian.
Basque and Bosnian are also partially supported.
The ISO is estimated to be around 696MB including fonts for all the languages mentioned above to be displayed correctly out of the box.
The Universal Edition will also include the related language-packs for all these languages to work fully from the live DVD and in a fully localized Gnome environment.
I would also like to thank all the people who helped in testing the RC1 release of Linux Mint 7. 51 bug reports were catalogued and analyzed. And after triaging them all and releasing some fixes we’re now in a position to finalize the ISO.
The spreadsheet below shows the bugs which were looked at:
The ISO will now go into testing, and once approved by myself it will be submitted to the team and seeking Exploder’s approval for a stable release. We release when ready and if anything goes wrong we’ll just take more time so I can’t give an estimated release date but we’re getting close and we’ll make it worth the wait.
Again, many thanks to all who got involved. Many improvements were made since RC1, both in terms of bug fixes and language support and that is thanks to you.