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Re: Release announcement talking points



Big Message #1: REMIX.

Big Message #2: APPLIANCES.

These are essentially the same message -- but they hit two different
audiences.  The first message is "consumer-y", the second is
"enterprise-y".

--g

I see the first one as "enterprise-y" as well.
I my use here, I have two use cases for Fedora, and I have written scripts to customize what packages are installed. I know, kickstart, that's a hill I have yet to climb. It is easier for me to write a shell script right now.

However, creating my own "spin" for use within my company has advantages. One such advantage is making a Live CD of our own chosen environment that employees can take home for use there.

It is easier to justify the learning time for making our own spin rather than spend the time learning kickstart. I get a lot more from learning how to make my own spin.

As far as other points, new versions of Fedora are about relatively small amounts of continual improvement. There is usually one BIG thing each release, there isn't really time for more than one BIG thing. My conservitive side says maybe its a good idea not to have more than one BIG thing each release - too much change can be a bad thing.

A base hit each time at bat wins a lot of baseball games, and I think Fedora has had at least a base hit each release since FC3, IMHO. That fits with the goals of Fedora. It isn't about a home run every seven years, it is about making all the pieces a bit better, and what doesn't get caught this release, we'll get it next time. And next time is not that long of a wait.


If I was to pick out something really visible to me personally, it would be Firefox 2 and Thunderbird 2.

If I look through the "IN" rankings at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/7/FeatureList

I would point out to people in conversations --

More KDE love - if you like KDE and have shied away from Fedora, try it again. Tickless kernel - get more run time for your laptop ( well sort of anyway, FixWakeups is OUT ). Better updates workflow - You thought Fedora had a lot of updates before, you ain't seen nothin' yet !


Charles Dostale


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