The first test of the translation is finished and all the required corrections have been transferred to the WTS files. I need to know if it is possible to have a new XPI file to be used to check the translation directly on Spicebird. I also want to stress the fact that the common strings msut be kept updated whit those coming from the official translations made for Mozilla programs. The same as been required in the corresponding Mozilla forum discussion about Sunbird translation.
As soon as the XPI is ready for test, I will check it and eventually I will release officially the translation.
I will update the Spicebird l10n trunk with latest Babelzilla translation by evening. Tomorrows nightly builds will contain xpis that are up-to-date with the work you have done on Babelzilla. You can use these xpis to test with the nightly builds of Spicebird Beta 0.8pre.
As for a release, we will not be able release updated 0.7 again for Italian (because of effort in building for all platforms, sanity testing etc.). However, in a few days there will be a code freeze for Spicebird Beta 0.7.1, a bug fix release, and hopefully by the ending of the month, we shall have Spicebird Beta 0.7.1 out. We shall have an updated release of Italian and all other localisations along with en-US release. I hope this plan is OK with you as the release is near.
I will get the latest localizations from Mozilla upstream and overwrite them with the changes you have done for Spicebird. In future, please update the Mozilla trunk localizations and simply request for sync in Spicebird. I will also remove the Babelzilla strings that you have changed for Mozilla strings, so as to reflect what is available in Spicebird svn repository and Mozilla upstream. I guess this is want you are looking for.
However, when a translator makes changes in translations of Mozilla strings in Babelzilla (everything outside the collab/ directory), I will continue to assume that he/she is wanting to explictly overwrite Mozilla strings for the sake of Spicebird. Exceptions can always be requested and dealt with. I think this is the best plan.