[Python-3000] [Python-Dev] No releases tonight
barry at python.org
Sat Mar 1 20:11:18 CET 2008
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On Mar 1, 2008, at 1:56 PM, Christian Heimes wrote:
> Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> In this case, there was a lot more work to do because 2.6 wasn't tied
>> in at all. Add to the fact that I didn't have any experience with
>> website infrastructure made things a bit more difficult the first
>> out. I still don't quite have the 2.6 links working correctly in my
>> local fs. So the biggest problem is really: what steps do you take
>> when you need to expose a new major release on the website?
> Starting with the first betas of 2.6 and 3.0 we should also work on
> official texts for the press. Other projects like PHP are drawing lots
> of attention with their releases, even with bug fix and security
> releases. Bad news are better than no news - a beta release is
> *good* news.
Great idea, and I agree. I won't be the person spearheading this
though, but since it'll probably be me making the announcement, I'd
like to coordinate with this effort.
> When 3.0a2 was released I contacted two larger German IT news sites.
> of them even bother to reply. :/
> I propose that we provide two official texts for the press. A shorter
> text which explains Python and the most important changes since the
> version in a few paragraphs and a longer, more detailed text like
> Martin's text for the 2.5.2 release.
> I also propose translations of the shorter text to important languages
> like French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. I'm willing to
> help with the German translation.
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