(draft) announcement

Karsten Wade kwade at redhat.com
Sun Jul 15 17:39:23 UTC 2007

## Here is a first pass for a release announcement.  There are two
## important things, in order of priority:  what this is and how to find
## it; write short and clear announcement.
## Old-time TV announcer style ...

If you use enterprise-class Linux (EL) distributions derived from
Fedora, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, we have something
very exciting for you.

Ever find yourself rebuilding a Fedora package for your EL version
because it didn't ship with the EL distro?

Have you built Perl packages with cpan2rpm and felt, "There must be a
better way."

Friends, there is.  May we introduce ...

               Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL)

EPEL is a community of package maintainers working from inside of
Fedora.  Many are the same people who maintain the Fedora package.  Yet,
there is plenty of room for new packages and contributors.

You can read all you want here:


How to use EPEL:


You can look for packages here:


Looking for a package not in EPEL or other questions?


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