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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: [lucy-dev] Last minute tasks before inaugural release
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:19:52 GMT
Release announce sent. Great job Lucy community!


On Jun 1, 2011, at 8:16 PM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 09:06:25PM -0700, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
>>> The download page issue will be moot shortly.  Our multi-page site has been
>>> sent live, and we now have a placeholder at
>>> <>.  I'm working on getting
>>> real download page set up.
>> Holy crap!
>> This page is awesome! Our website is awesome. YOU are awesome!
> I'm glad you like it. :)
> Credit where it's due:
>  * The CMS system is easy to work with -- thanks Joe!
>  * The overall aesthetic is a close variant on
>  * The information design and content is influenced by Apache Forrest, the
>    Incubator's website guidelines, and also by the very nice CouchDB
>    website (<>).
> FWIW, I'm thinking about creating a branch for the site, genericising it for
> "Apache Foo", pushing through another round of revisions, and supplying the
> end product to the Incubator as a template for new Podlings to use.
>>> (Hmm.  I wonder if that page ought to be named "download.cgi", like the
>>> excellent HTTPD download page at <>.
>>> much more user-friendly than this Lucene page I used as a template:
>>> <>.)
>> Meh, no biggie. Either way.
> I ultimately went with download.html after looking at the CouchDB downloads
> page.  I think it's better to delegate to closer.cgi and land you on a mirror
> when you click to download -- that way we keep the main page cleaner since we
> don't have to include a bunch of cruft about choosing a mirror.
>>> It also just sounds rushed and amateurish to refer people to an "under
>>> construction" web page.  
>> No one said that. I was simply suggesting that we put (what I've seen to be
>> pretty std) text that says downloads will be available over the next XX
>> hours (could be 48, 72, etc.). I'm not sure I appreciate the "amateurish"
>> comment.
> It seems that I both misunderstood your intent and chose my words poorly.
> Sorry twice.
>> Well with my mentor hat on, I have to say -- there is only so much PR and
>> marketing a podling can do since it's not an official Apache TLP release.
>> That is, sending emails to general@incubator.a.o, the dev/user lists, etc.
> Between the ReleaseGuide, IRC and a question that was asked and answered on
> general@incubator yesterday, a plan has coalesced for the following
> notifications to go out:
>    * Chris Mattmann sends to:
>      o lucy-dev
>      o lucy-users
>      o general@incubator
>      o announce@a.o
>    * Marvin sends to:
>      o 
>      o Portland Perl Mongers 
>      o San Diego Perl Mongers
>    * Peter sends to:
>      o
>      o Minneapolis Perl Mongers
>      o Kansas City Perl Mongers
> The downloads page for our website is now committed and staged.
> As far as I'm concerned, we're ready to announce!
> Chris, when you are ready to send out your notices, please publish the site:
> Peter, I think you can feel free to roll the CPAN tarball and upload it via
> PAUSE at any time, as the release vote has now officially cleared and all of
> the concerns raised in this thread have been addressed.  It would be nice if
> it has the chance to propagate to some fraction of the most popular CPAN
> mirrors before you and I send out our notices.
> Marvin Humphrey

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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