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Re: Gorm 1.0.0 news should be submitted to Slashdot

From: Stefan Urbanek
Subject: Re: Gorm 1.0.0 news should be submitted to Slashdot
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 09:30:17 +0100
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Citát Gregory John Casamento <address@hidden>:

> All,
> I've tried about six times, to date, to get this story on slashdot.   No
> dice. 
>  If anyone can write up a good announcement that will get one of the
> slashdot
> editors to actually publish it, I would appreciate it.
> Unfortunately for the community, slashdot seems to have been taken over with
> people who only think that KDE, GNOME, or the latest move by Microsoft is
> interesting to the community.
> I officially give up on slashdot from this point forward.

While submiting a story to Slashdot few minutes ago, I have realised one thing:
Gorm has no public announcement. How was Gorm announced:
- on the list - private
- on the blog - more private (GNUstep subcommunity)
- on the GNUstep site - a very brief line 

The last "announcement" is equal to other minor releases or another news that
are not very important to the public outside GNUstep. The first news line on
the GNUstep page says: "Oct 29: Gorm-1.0.0 released" - "so what?"

What is missing? Path full of rose petals, confetti, horse parade, pidgeons and
fireworks. Large fireworks, so others see it and will write about it.

Suggestion: put large frame/box dedicated to Gorm 1.0 on the GNUstep front page
and Gorm homepage. The frame should contain highlighted Gorm features, Gorm
logo and screenshot thumbnail. Oh yes, and the frame should contain a ladge
package icon with: "Download Gorm 1.0 here" with pointers to sources and

Sorry, Gorm 1.0 was finished, but not yet released. So no news here for the
Slashdot crowd. Who cares about "another application from unimportant


Stefan Urbanek

p.s.: Again and again, see how other successful players are doing. They even
have week of fireworks for even a minor release of a project with less
importance and quality than Gorm. And guess what: it works and they got
publicity with all consequences to the future...

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then
you win.
- Mahatma Gandhi

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