Start of F11 Marketing and Press Push

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Tue May 12 14:25:46 UTC 2009

** resend since my original from last night is sitting in mod-queue **

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 07:12:37PM -0400, Jack Aboutboul wrote:
> Hello All,
> The press push for Fedora 11 will be in full effect starting tomorrow.   
> Below is what I will post to the Fedora planet and submit to other news  
> channels tomorrow.  Something will be posted about this to announce list  
> tomorrow.  Also, this is what should be distributed by the NDN folks and  
> please ambassadors and others if you can help drum up support by linking  
> to this, that would be great.
> Of course let me know what you think.  I will be tweaking this again  
> assuming I get some good feedback.  I will be back on the computer at  
> around 11pm.

I'm not sure what feedback you were looking for exactly.  I made some
grammatical and content suggestions.

> --------------
> The Countdown to Fedora 11 - "Fedora 11 General Overview with Fedora  
> Release Engineer Jesse Keating"
> Fedora 11 is less than two weeks away.  The excitement is in the air as  
> well can't wait to see the product a more than a few long months of hard  
  ^^^^^  Not sure what you meant by this sentence; it doesn't scan.

> work.  It's prime time to start the countdown clock and start talking  
> about the upcoming release, talk about what users can expect to see, 

Make this "It's prime time to start talking about what users can
expect to see, highlight..."  We've started talking some time ago.
> highlight new features and describe some of the enhancements that we can  
> all look forward too.  As part of a series of Podcast and print

Make that lower case "podcast."
> interviews, Today, I would like to present the first podcast in the  
> Fedora 11 Podcast series, an Interview with long time Fedora
> contributor  


> and Fedora Release Engineer Jesse Keating.  The Audio can be found here:


> 11 Overview - Jesse Keating.mp3
> In the interview, Jesse talks to us about the achievement milestone of  
> putting together 11 releases, the process of planning and putting  
> together a Fedora release, how it was done for F11 and also some of the  
> tools, which he helped create which are used to put together the Fedora  
> distribution.  He talks about Pungi [] and 
> Revisor [] which are tools used to compose 
> the Fedora tree and create a custom remix or re-spin,
> respesctively.
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^ respectively

> He also talks about some of the changes which have taken place under
> the hood to enable Fedora's new super fast boot up.  

"faster" or "improved," as opposed to "super fast."

> Jesse takes us
> on a whirlwind tour of some of the greatest enhancements we can look
> forward to in F11, including changes to PackageKit

It would really be nice to ensure whatever Jesse says about PK is
bare-bones, or at least non-conflicting.  There's a whole PK podcast
ready as we agreed in our planning:

> and a new
> upstream version of RPM, the new default ext4 filesystem, enhanced
> fingerprint support for authentication and what we can look forward
> to in the future releases of Fedora.
> The Full Fedora 11 Feature list can be found at  
> and you can look  
> forward to more in depth coverage of some of those features and of the  
> upcoming release in the days to come.  Fedora 11 is sure to prove a  
> highly innovative and technology advanced release.

"technologically advanced"

> Fedora 11.  Get ready.  There's reason to be excited!

Damn skippy.

Paul W. Frields                      
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