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Re: structure for F10 final release notes



On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 09:27 -0400, John J. McDonough wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Karsten 'quaid' Wade" <kwade redhat com>
> To: "Fedora Documentation Project" <fedora-docs-list redhat com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 9:11 PM
> Subject: structure for F10 final release notes
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> >              3. What is to celebrate for musicians, artists, and other
> >                 creative types?
> >              4. What is the new stuff for gamers, scientists, and
> >                 hobbyists?
> 
> This is an interesting breakdown.  I suspect that when technical people 
> think of hobbyists, technical hobbies come to mind, so the grouping with 
> scientists might make sense.  That does, however, leave out non-technical 
> hobbyists.  I have to admit, not being a stamp collector or a quilter, I 
> don't really know that there is anything for non-tech hobbyists, but I 
> suspect there is.  Including the gamers totally confuses me though.  I would 
> think they have more in common with the "creative" types.

Good point, I was using the common to Linux narrow hobbyist definition,
that is, people who play with Linux for personal rather than
professional reasons.  There is also some crossover with power users.

> I'm not sure I can propose a better breakdown, though.  It does seem like 
> there is a big difference between creative and entertainment ... i.e., a 
> music player has a very different audience than a music composition app. 
> The former has more in common with the gamer, in fact, in terms of 
> "entertainment", while the latter is probably closer to, say, an electronic 
> design suite, actually "creating" something rather than using it.  Of 
> course, intuitively, they are pretty far apart.
> 
> Perhaps
> - "Artistic" - Creating/composing art
> - "Entertainment" - Movie and music players, games
> - "Techical" - Science, math and technical hobbies (because tech hobbies are 
> often hard to distinguish from professional use of the same tools)
> - "Hobby" - The myriad of other hobbies, collecting loads of different kinds 
> of "stuff", crafts, geneaology and all those dogs and cats that tend to have 
> maybe one app each

Not a bad evolution.  I wonder if it is worth absorbing separate power
user content in to those groups?

> I have to admit, doesn't sound nearly as good a "What is to celebrate"

We'll find some good wording for it. :)

- Karsten
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