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Re: Question to all candidates about stable point releases

Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> How about instead dominating the news tickers by reporting more
> noteworthy news? "Debian launches beta of new graphical installer" is a
> very noteworthy news item IMHO.

Which will be announced as such once we have a graphical installer
that's in beta, which we don't (it currently basically FTBFS pending
lots of changes to library packages).

> Compare what really happened when g-i
> had its first test release:
> http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/13/0550229
> Thanks to an anonymous slashdot reader, at least slashdot picked it up.
> I didn't read about it much on other sites.

The main annoying thing about announcing installer betas is that it doesn't
seem entirely proper to post them to debian-announce, and posting to
d-d-a and debian-user is a poor substitute, but it doesn't prevent the
news sites from noticing it.

see shy jo

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