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Re: Proposal: pulling newsbytes from www.pgfoundry.org

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com
Subject: Re: Proposal: pulling newsbytes from www.pgfoundry.org
Date: 2008-06-12 03:20:45
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On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 22:58 -0400, Robert Treat wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 June 2008 03:58:40 Dave Page wrote:
> > I'm not convinced that merging them is such a hot idea anyway. It will
> > likely seriously reduce the amount of time any announcement gets front
> > page time which will in turn reduce the usefulness of the section.
> > Further, we then have a potential problem ensuring we don't get
> > duplicate items when one gets approved on www and subsequently on
> > pgFoundry. That of course, applies whether we merge the feed with the
> > existing news, or add it as a new section (ignoring the layout issues
> > that would involve!)
> >
> 
> The other concern that I have is that this gives even less face time to core 
> project related news, which already has a hard time getting exposure. Things 
> like minor releases, project events (beta/gsoc), and large community 
> gatherings (oscon/pgcon) get at best limited exposure and that's if aren't 
> just lumped in with everything else. 

OSCON and PGCON are responsible for their own promotion. As pgfoundry is
an official PostgreSQL supported project, it deserves more face time
than either of those two. One option would be to have:

PostgreSQL News
 * Core
 * PgFoundry
 * Releases

Related News
 * OSCON
 * PgCon
 * West
 * East

etc...

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake



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