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Re: Proposal for public announcement for the next release update

On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 12:59:30AM +0200, Mohammed Adnène Trojette wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 03, 2006, Marc Haber wrote:
> > > The mail Marc wrote talks about things he wrote somewhere else instead
> > > of containing something.
> > 
> > That sentence doesn't parse.
> What I understand is that, according to Joey, Marc referred, in his
> debian-news email, to his post to debian-devel-announce. And Joey says
> that a press release should be self contained.

Possible. A point to remember for the future. However, I don't find it
wrong to refer a more detailed, technical document in a press release
so that people who want to know more can read the document instead of
having to dream something up (which press people frequently do). 

> > > The mail considered the fact that Marc wrote something somewhere else
> > > the most important issue.
> > 
> > That doesn't parse as well. Please explain.
> As far as I parse, Marc's press release seems to have been about a mail
> in debian-devel-announce about Etch's release instead of being directly
> a press release about Etch's release.

Ok. Joey has a point here.

> > I don't see any negativity in "we pulled two arches and then put them
> > back in".
> Maybe this information is already too verbose for the press. But I am
> not a specialist.

Joeys text left out information and what was left can be confusing to
people who know a little bit about Debian, though.


P.S. Reference
What Joey didn't approve is on
http://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/2006/07/msg00017.html, and
what he wrote himself is on

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