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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] on releases :)

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 12:08:08 -0500
>> > 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.
> Darrell

Good idea. We already have the infrastructure in place to handle this,
it's just a matter of using it!