RFC: Initial text for users' flyer
jzb at redhat.com
Fri Oct 11 16:35:04 UTC 2013
On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:59:06AM +1100, Ankur Sinha wrote:
> From the recent comments, I think we're leaning towards the third, but
> it'll change quite a few things. For instance, instead of separate
> sections for Gnome3.10, KDE4.11, Sugar0.100, and E17, we'll have
> something like:
I think that's the best (the third approach).
> == Updated desktop interfaces! ==
> Fedora 20 updates the original set of available desktops: Gnome to 3.10,
> KDE to 4.11, Sugar to 0.100, XFCE, MATE, LXDE. These latest versions
> come with a bunch of fixes, optimisations and new shiny application
> sets. Fedora 20 also includes the powerful, yet flexible, Enlightment
> desktop shell which was released after a decade of development.
Are we assuming the audience knows what GNOME, KDE, etc. are?
I'd approach it like this:
== Stunning, Stable User Interface ==
Fedora 20 provides a polished, stable desktop that comes with an
excellent selection of applications for fun and productivity. Whether
you're writing a report, school paper, doing a spreadsheet, or managing
music and photos, Fedora has everything you need right at your
# # #
For users who aren't familiar with the applications, I think "KDE,
Sugar, XFCE, MATE" is a little overwhelming.
> Similarly, instead of Apache OOO and Libreoffice, we'll have:
> == Not one, but two office suites! ==
I wouldn't even mention that. (And, technically, don't we also have
> The major drawback is that the new stuff doesn't get as much lime light
> as I'd like it to get (since we're proud of showcasing newest available
> software in each release). I'd like to have a flyer dedicated to
> changes, one that only goes "What's new in Fedora 20?". It's what most
> of our users look forward to in a new release: "Ooooo! What's Fedora
> changing this time? Is there a new software set?"
I think we'll still highlight the newest software, but not in the flier.
In other communications, we'll still be broadcasting that.
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