Re: draft GNOME 2.10 press release

Murray Cumming wrote:

This is a draft of our press release for GNOME 2.10, for marketing-list
to comment on. This is absolutely definitely not for release yet, so I
don't want to see links to it all over the web. The attachment is an
OpenOffice document.

I'm not a PR person, so I'm prepared for all kinds of constructive

At the moment, I'm thinking of removing the bug-fix count because I
think it's not a meaningful thing to most people, and will do more harm
than good.


Here are my 2c ideas. (All are constructive! ;-))

1. Second and third paragraphs should be devoted to GNOME feature sets,
rather than quotes from GNOME people. Editors tend to read the first few
paragraph and the very last (if there's a note to editor part).

2. How many languages does GNOME support? This information should
be merged into the PR, IMHO. Languages show an international taste
of effort.

3. Which is the name of the product? GNOME or GNOME Desktop and
Developer Platform? The distinction between those two should be mentioned

4. Are there any trademarks other than Solaris? I believe that HP-UX, Unix,
BSD, Darwin trademarks should be referred as necessary.

5. "The GNOME architects have worked hard for the past six months,
"so you don't have to, fixing over 1200 reported bugs." is a complex sentence
for some of the editors, IMHO. I had to read this sentence twice to ensure
whether I fully understood the real meaning, or not.

6. is listed twice, so one of them should belong to
GNOME Foundation, which can be directed to

7. "The software includes the GNOME 2.10 desktop interface, file manager,
menus and utilities, as well as the complete set of development tools
and libraries". Can we omit "menus" here? It looks strange (to me).


fn:Gorkem Cetin
email;internet:gorkem gorkemcetin com

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