EPEL announcement planed for 20070726

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Tue Jul 17 06:01:40 UTC 2007

On 15.07.2007 20:08, Thomas Chung wrote:
> On 7/15/07, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:
>> On 12.07.2007 20:32, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>>> just a heads up; the current plan is to officially announce EPEL on
>>>> Thursday, 26th 2007. Yes, that's one week later that estimated last
>>>> week, as we need a bit more time to fix all broken deps before the
>>>> announcement.
>>>> While at it: Note that new and updated packages for EPEL will go to into
>>>> EPEL-testing repo after the announcement (¹) and get moved to the proper
>>>> repo at a later point of time. The plan is to do the move from testing
>>>> to the proper repo in parallel with the "quarterly" EL-releases like
>>>> RHEL 5.1.
>>> Have you folks decided where and how the announcements should be send?
>>> Fedora announce list
>>> RHEL 4 and 5 lists and announce lists
>>> Red Hat press release
>>> Other news sites
>>> This might be a useful reference:
>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/SpreadingNews
>> Karsten, what is our plan exactly? I'd really like to see some
>> announcement got out -- it doesn't have to be businesswire, but some
>> linux-sites will likely pick it up if we just send some sane stuff in
>> mail in their direction.
> As long as we include the announcement in our FWN, it should be picked
> by most popular Linux news sites.

...and likely only Fedora users will read the FWN -- but those are not
exactly EPEL's target audience. Heck, and even some of the Fedorians
might miss it, as the FWN are quite long (/me wonders if it should have
a "summary" in the beginning for those that that just want a quick
overview -- but that's a different topic).

I think EPEL deserves a real announcement (e.g. like a Fedora release,
but a bit smaller).


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