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Re: Fedora 9 Alpha Release Marketing Plan WAS Re: Fedora 9 Marketing plan?



On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, Kerrin Catallozzi wrote:

Minor things, one of which is we might want to mention "sulphur", our
codename:

> Help Shape Fedora 9: Alpha Release Now Available
> by Fedora Team
>
> As Fedora (http://www.fedoraproject.org) contributors, one of the most

	just http://fedoraproject.org/

> exciting parts of the development process of new Fedora distributions is
> determining which cool, new features will be included in the next release.
> Fedora 9 is due out at the end of April 2008, and we started making plans for
> it as soon as we released Fedora 8 back in November. We've already begun to
> implement the changes and features we want included in this release, and with
> the Fedora 9 Alpha release today, it's time for the whole community's input.
>
> During each Fedora cycle, there is an Alpha release, a Beta release and a
> series of weekly snapshot releases.
> (http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-9/f-9-releng-tasks.html)  The
> Alpha release gives everyone the opportunity to provide feedback on the work
> that has been done so far as the first step in the testing cycle. It's the
> first time that the larger Fedora community can get really involved in testing
> out the new features and is encouraged to provide input on what's working, and
> what's not. It's easy to gain access to the Alpha release because you don't
> have to install any software -- everything you need is provided through live
> CDs. Then, to give us feedback, you can file bug reports and enhancement
> requests and make other recommendations.
>
> If you want to help us test and shape the next release of Fedora, you can find
> details about the new features we're exploring, about how to get involved in
> the Alpha release and about how to provide feedback and get involved in the
> process by visiting our Fedora 9 Alpha release notes.
> (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/Alpha/ReleaseNotes)

We might also want to tell people how to get it at
http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease (not up yet but will be shortly).

	-Mike


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