Subsurface 4.9.6 this weekend (and translations)

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Fri Jun 19 17:56:31 PDT 2020


I hate to be nagging - but so far I've only seen a Dutch translation for the 
announcement (which is SUPER short) and outside of UK English (thanks
for completing this "translation") unfortunately no progress on the other

I know this is hard and in so may ways thankless work. But just in case
some of you don't know what to do with your Saturday, here's another
reminder that there's still about 18 hours before I'll cut the release


> On Jun 18, 2020, at 9:34 AM, Dirk Hohndel via subsurface <subsurface at> wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> For those not subscribed to the User Forum, you may have missed that
> our user space FTDI support is missing in the Mac binaries and broken
> in all other binaries that include it (at least Windows and the Linux
> Snap). The bug actually leads to crashes when the user tries to
> download using FTDI.
> This seems like a serious enough issue to make a new release that fixes
> the problem right away. So I'm going to release 4.9.6 this weekend.
> Of course, this is a great opportunity for the translators to catch up.
> So if you missed the 4.9.5 deadline for translations and have some time
> this week... here's the current list:
> Swedish, Romanian, Portuguese(PT), Dutch, Hebrew, Finnish, Spanish,
> German (DE), Catalan are all complete (yay!)
> English(UK) & Bulgarian are missing just a hand full of strings
> French is at 95%
> Chinese at 93%
> Polish at 87%
> Czech at 84%
> Brazilian Portuguese at 83%
> Italian at 82%
> Norwegian and Swiss German at 81%
> Russian at 76%
> If I match this against a very crude measure of popularity in language
> used (by going through the access logs to cloud storage - so this is
> not counting users who only use local storage), we get a rough
> popularity order of
> US English
> German
> UK English
> French
> Italian
> Dutch
> Polish
> Spanish
> Swedish
> Finnish
> Chinese
> Norwegian
> I am quite surprised that Polish is ahead of Spanish, TBH.
> And I see that especially Italian being at only 82% is unfortunate.
> Any native Italian speakers here who'd be able to help with that?
> And if our French team wants to tackle those last 5%? :-)
> Thanks everyone. I'll post a very simple draft announcement soon.
> /D
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