Re: Issuing a press release about GNOME 3
Alex Hudson <home <at> alexhudson.com>
2008-07-12 21:06:14 GMT
Vincent Untz wrote:
> Le samedi 12 juillet 2008, à 22:28 +0200, Dave Neary a écrit :
>> I've already started to see a lot of bullshit about the GNOME 3.0
>> announcement and I think it would be useful for a GNOME release team
>> press release announcing our plans for the 3.0 release [..]
> Yeah, we discussed this with Stormy. Definitely something to do.
> Also, I think we can start some document for the community, and some
> FAQ. Maybe also some slides that people can re-use to explain things.
I would actually advocate taking a more non-document approach to this.
So, although I see value in a press release, that's kind of a one-shot
thing, and probably what's needed is a resource that people can point to
again and again.
Something pretty prominent on gnome.org would be better, like
gnome.org/3 or something, almost like a kind of "what's new" but looking
forward, with mock-ups where appropriate and that kind of thing.
I think the bullshit is probably a direct result of not much information
being out - for those of us not at GUADEC there's very little you can
say about gnome 3 other than the date and the Project Ridley stuff.
Understandable in a way, really, and promising: people don't speculate
about stuff they don't care about.