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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] on releases :)

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 10:05:09 -0700 (PDT)
> > This is the first time there was
> a lot of PR around Trinity. Previously
> > the new releases had been more silent and because the
> Trinity project
> > has a lack of manpower, it seemed like a good idea to
> make the new
> > release some headline news.
> This seems to be the resounding statement for
> PR. Next time I suggest we have someone "in
> charge" of writing up and sending out something to give
> to slashdot, osnews, reddit etc.

I imagine Tim submits press releases. Or possibly one or two online editors are members of one of the mailing lists and that is how they know.

I have been involved in technical writing for almost three decades. Regardless of how much effort anybody exerts into word smithing, somebody will interpret the words in a manner never intended or imagined. This is the nature of communications. There is no way to avoid that from happening.

A peer review of the web pages and press releases before publication will eliminate most misunderstanding. An easy solution is to prepare the release web pages but keep the links to the pages hidden until the official release. Notify everybody on this list with the links and ask for feedback and comments.