When to announce

Luke Schierer lschiere at users.sf.net
Thu Mar 29 11:35:52 EDT 2007

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 09:54:42AM -0500, Richard Laager wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 00:03 -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> > So what's our plan of attack?  I don't think the release of 2.0.0 has to
> > coincide with our announcement of the name change and other stuff.  I think it
> > would be best to
> > 
> > 1. Get a makeshift website up at pidgin.im (possible the same one from
> > sourceforge)
> > 2. Announce the name changes, non-profit, new domain, new version control,
> > trac, etc. as soon as the AOL stuff is signed and done
> > 3. Let people try out the code in monotone
> > 4. Release 2.0.0 after a week or two, once it's been tested by outsiders
> > 
> > I don't think having a new logo or a new web page should block us from
> > announcing the name change.  I don't really think they should block us from
> > releasing 2.0.0, either, but it WOULD be nice to have the new logo in place.
> I'm inclined to agree. I was thinking we might want to cut a Pidgin
> 2.0.0beta7 or something, to make it easier for folks to test. If that
> goes well, we can release the final version in 2 weeks or something.
> Richard

We need to get *something* out the door SOON.  If that means that we
have to go live before the webpage is up and running, we will deal with

Still, I'd like an update on where we are with getting a webpage.


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