I guess he is speaking of the page here on the community, were members could provide single translation strings for IPS (in different languages) which then could be downloaded as a package.
In fact, I also wouldn't know where to find them any more. :D
Its not always that easy to just say "Take 3.4.6 and you are gonna be happy (forever)".
I'm waiting for years now to upgrade my vB3 to IP.Board (or Suite when 4 arrives). I made my decision to wait for IPS(4) when it was announced for the first times, cause I didnt want to go through all that conversion/upgrade, design and "addon" work twice. I gave that information to my community and since then... they/we wait. For months and years now...I forward all the informations given here about how cool IPS4 gonna be and all the stuff it'll make so much better than ever before. And still: as it is today we are still on vBulletin 3. And I dont want to take the "risk" upgrading to IPB 3.4.6 this weekend to be informed about the beta release of IPS4 on monday.
I bet I'm not alone with such a situation. As I mentioned, I really love the work and effort developers here put into their product. But the absence of release information is not always easy to handle and thats why I hope everyone will at least try to understand the situation of others.
Bah... its too early in the morning. Sorry for all dat awful English. -.-
First things first: no, of course this is not the right forum. As you mentioned you already bought your IP.Board, so "Pre-Sales Questions" won't be right for sure. ;)
So, you already got a board using another software and want to convert to IP.B? There is a converter script you should for that transfer.
It will make your databases content "usable" for IP.B. The files on your webserver (what you called "ftp") won't be needed any more, as they are replaced by those from IP.B.
So: backup your old files, upload the new ones from the package you downloaded here, install a new IP.Board and use the converter script to get your data.
I really could understand argumentations from both sides.
As I'm software (or at least web) developer myself I really know that whooshing sound mentioned earlier. Nevertheless both my customers and bosses want to know about when projects, sub-projects, tasks and so on are going to be finished.
I could hardly more appreciate the way devs are taking here, by tweaking the final product near perfection; all I wished for were informations about the progress more regularly (love those company and dev blogs!) instead of giving us two entries in two days and then going silent again for the rest of the month. :(
There might be another way of achieving this:
Instead of a "hard" disable of areas like "About me" e.g. you could try to edit your profile view template (if your concern is really just about this page).
Wouldn't be too hard to rearrange your profile informations there or change some headers, phrases and so on.
What I took from the blog entry, was not to make every ipb/ips admin turning his site into stackoverflow, but to give them the ability to switch a forum to a new mode here and there... Its still part of the forum/board package after all.