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Re: Last call for talking points - what makes you excited about F12?



On Tue, 2009-08-18 at 22:18 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 08/18/2009 10:15 PM, Mel Chua wrote:
> >>> PS: I know this is last-minute notice - sorry about that. We're still
> >>> learning how to do things on a schedule, and next time around we'll put
> >>> the call out here much earlier.
> >>
> >> Is there a particular reason today is the last day instead of some date
> >> closer to the release?
> > 
> > We need to brief Ambassadors on Talking Points at Beta release (9/22) so
> > they need to be complete by then, so we have to freeze the list asap to
> > give us enough time to find writers, and give the writers enough time to
> > write them.
> > (http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-12/f-12-marketing-tasks.html)
> > 
> > (Feel free to push back if this schedule sounds unreasonable, btw; it
> > probably could use some patches for the next cycle in terms of having
> > more time for getting dev feedback.)
> 
> The schedule itself might have been fine but it still looks rather early
> to me. If you want to collect feedback from developers, one day is
> definitely not going to be enough. Atleast three days or so needs to be
> provided and you usually need more than one reminder to get as much
> feedback as you can. Otherwise you are going to end up with a rather
> small list which is not meaningful.

To a first approximation, the relevant information should already be in
the feature pages, no ? I don't think it is wise to establish the
feature process as painfully as we've done over the last few releases,
only to then start new, different initiatives to collect marketing
talking points...


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