[Bf-committers] Official announcement on Siggraph?
shaul.kedem at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 20:33:57 CEST 2009
I think GSR is correct. calling it 2.5 and not 3.0 is a good step + a
soft launch with lots of "Beta" and RCs in there will be very good as
So the press release should be in the lines of "a sneak peek", "work
in progress preview", "Thought we might ask for tips...", "You can
change blender !!", "The best is going to become much better very
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 2:28 PM, GSR<gsr.b3d at infernal-iceberg.com> wrote:
> ton at blender.org (2009-07-30 at 1333.27 +0200):
>> You know, the press loves good statements, and at the Siggraph exhibit
>> we'll have a lot of good attention. We will print nice 'spec sheets'
>> for Blender 2.5, and spread an official press release too.
>> "The first release of the 2.5x series is expected to be available in
>> october 2009."
>> Sounds like a plan? Serious objections should be posted quick, we will
>> make our sheets and press releases sunday, in New Orleans.
> You should make sure a 2.50 does not end in similar way than KDE 4.0
> up to 4.2 (and some would say 4.2 included, as things have not reached
> the same level of 3.5.x in some areas).
> To put it in few words: do not give the impression that it is a final
> product and will replace previous versions at launch day.
> In KDE case, people found out the thing wass not user ready, but was
> more "for core developers" even if that big four and zero looked
> pretty inviting for everyone, and then "developers in general" and
> next "bleeding edge users" to the point that some that want "to get
> work done" are staying with KDE 3.5. So they seem to have crawled with
> a nasty storm around, with users complaining about bugs and missing
> features, instead of getting the same path covered but with better
> feelings for everyone.
> Sorry if that sounds like a party pooper, but learning from others'
> experiences is a good thing. There are plenty of other rocks were to
> stumble upon.
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