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From Joe Dreimann <joachim.dreim...@wandisco.com>
Subject Re: Announcing releases: where our users are
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:01:52 GMT

On 22 Jan 2013, at 22:02, Olemis Lang <olemis@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/22/13, Joachim Dreimann <joachim.dreimann@wandisco.com> wrote:
>> Our Release Process Wiki currently only states that we should announce it on
>> the Apache mailing lists:
>> 
>> To: announce@apache.org, general@incubator.apache.org
>> Cc: bloodhound-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> I reckon we need to do more. We've had very little outside interest as far
>> as I can tell.
>> 
>> Our potential users and contributors may not listen to these lists at all,
>> but they are active elsewhere on the 'net.
>> 
>> I've had a few small successes getting people interested using Twitter
>> (@apbloodhound), just announcing releases and asking for feedback really. I
>> will continue to promote Bloodhound that way, and I'd be happy or someone
>> else to chip in (I'll share the password with a person committed to
>> helping).
>> 
>> Release managers should have some responsibility in promoting releases in my
>> opinion. Blogs/Forums/Mailing lists..
>> 
>> What do others think? Do you have suggestions on where to promote Apache
>> Bloodhound?
> 
> The most obvious place that comes into my mind is trac-users ML ...
> but I don't whether that might considered *subversive* , spam-ish and
> / or inappropriate .

Trac-users didn't seem to mind last time, I believe it's common for plugins to announce their
releases there too.

> 
> Beyond that I write articles for TuxInfo magazine (Argentina) . It's
> published on a monthly frequency . Last article published in December
> .
> 
> Other mags I am familiar with are :
> 
>  - The Python Papers (English language , Australia or New Zealand afaicr)
>  - Programmez (French language, France)
> 
> Another approach could be python and similar mailing lists . I could
> forward the announcements to python-es@... but I guess the third IPMC
> vote for release in general@... should come first
> ;)
> 
> -- 
> Regards,
> 
> Olemis.
> 
> Blog ES: http://simelo-es.blogspot.com/
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