#227 Create the release announcement for Fedora 24
Closed: Fixed None Opened 8 years ago by jflory7.

= Phenomenon =

It's about that time of year! Fedora 24 is just around the corner. For Fedora 23, the idea came up of having a different kind of release announcement, adding more "human" parts of the magic happening for each release into the announcement. mattdm expressed interest in this then, but due to the time crunch, we didn't have as much time to work on it as we liked.

= Background Analysis =

We need to see how many hands we have available for this task, what kind of angles we want to approach, and whether we want to do one or two versions of the announcement (and if two, where the two types end up going).

= Implementation Recommendation =

This will be a good topic for the meeting to decide how we want to shape this release announcement. We will discuss it in today's meeting and then also wait for feedback from others who are unable to attend.

'''Discussed in [https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2016-05-25/marketing.2016-05-25-20.55.html 2016-05-25 meeting].'''

In the meeting, we agreed on a few things and had ideas for how to move forward on this one. The [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F24_release_announcement F24 release announcement] page was forked today.

= Ideas =

  • There should only be '''one''' release announcement. The idea of having two isn't feasible.
  • One way to make this release announcement more unique is by telling the story from how F24 started. There could be a brief introduction / "Thoughts from the FPL" to open it. Other engineers, like FESCo, could maybe add statements about F24 to the announcement.
  • For the final announcement, we can omit the "full" technical details and point to the release notes via the Docs Team for what has changed, what's new, and anyone who is looking for the raw differences between the release.

= Proposed actions =

  1. mattdm and decause will sync up about ideas and plans for the story of Fedora 24 and the announcement.
  2. The ideas from this meeting will be posted in the ticket (happening now).
  3. [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/marketing@lists.fedoraproject.org/thread/HZLH2L27LQTUA6FGDGRKGUN52ALJMPO7/ A thread will be posted to the Marketing list about the announcement.]

= Ticket completed =

[https://fedoramagazine.org/fedora-24-released/ Fedora 24 launched yesterday], and the announcement was published in good time. Thanks all who helped tackle this one!

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