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

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009, Matthias Clasen wrote:

> 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...

I think the point is to take the technical feature list and sort of run a
filter around it so it's more general purpose / markety.  Additionally I
don't see any need to tie talking points and marketing directly to the
feature list in a 1:1 because we may miss things.


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