Comments: IN DEPTH: Fedora 10 Preview

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Mon Nov 10 12:52:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-11-10 at 08:37 +0000, Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> > Basically, Ubuntu X gets out just a little before Fedora X.
> >
> > Take the release notes for Ubuntu, they are mainly including « features
> > » that count in the Fedora X features.
> >
> > Who gets the credit ? The first one to communicate about them...
> >
> > We should really start communicating about the features very early in
> > the process, as soon as they were accepted, even if we later have to
> > tell « this feature could not be completed in time and is reported ».
> This is something I've tried to work on many times, and in the past
> when I've had more time had some success with.
> It's the *entire* reason I started doing the developer interviews,
> which btw prove to be very popular, frequently getting dugg or
> slashdotted in the past with a bit of leg work. It's also the entire
> reason I wrote to the editors of a load of magazines asking if there's
> something we can do to make their lives a little easier when reporting
> about Fedora. The editors were extremely appreciative, and many didn't
> even know the feature list existed until I pointed it out to them.
> I'd encourage anyone who cares about this issue to pick up some of
> these ideas and go ahead and just do stuff, come up with other ideas
> too, but actually do stuff. I have far less time these days, but will
> keep working where I can do.

The feature list definitely *has* improved uptake from journalists, I
can tell you from personal experience talking to them.  And that's why
we've linked it prominently in all the press issued in RHM and on the
Red Hat press blog for our other pre-releases (Alpha, Beta, Preview).
Every additional bit of attention counts, so what are other ways we can
make sure our Fedora 11 features are out there early?

Paul W. Frields
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