AnnouncePlanning046

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Planning the PR for the 0.46 release is done here...

Tasks

Task Performer Date of completion Status
Informal PR text none? unknown 0%
Formal PR text none? unknown 0%
Interview Prokoudine started 0%

Draft Press Releases

Informal

One Sentence

The Inkscape 0.46 release provides vector artists with: a new array of exciting tools, extended functionality on existing tools & features, significant speed and interactivity improvements and many user interface enhancements that increase productivity.

One Paragraph

The Inkscape community today is announcing the release of the newest version of its open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape 0.46 is a major update that introduces native PDF support

provides faster speed and interactivity, introduces many new features and provides vast improvements to existing functionality.

Notable new features include the paint bucket tool, tweak tool, 3D Box tools, Live Path Effects.

One Page

Formal

One Sentence

One Paragraph

One Page

Announcement Process

  1. Create new news posts (using the mini-blurb above that is not written yet) on all the relevant social bookmarking sites: digg, slashdot etc.
  2. Create a new Page on the Inkscape website that has the Formal Announcement on it (for linking purposes) have links back to the socal bookmarking stories for the release.
  3. Post the official announcement to the Inkscape News on the website, the and the relevant inkscape lists (announce, user, deleveloper)
  4. Send out the informal announcement (include a link to the webpage with the formal announcement)
  5. Send out the formal announcement. (include a link to the webpage with the formal announcement)

Places to Announce

In general, for linux community receives a general informal announcement. However, for formal press channels we use the more formal 3rd-person press release.

Receive mini-blurb

Contact Name Who will contact / post Notes...
Digg ryanlerch digg.com someone needs to post a short excerpt anouncing the release, and link it to inkscape.org.
slashdot.org ryanlerch submit a new news item.
newsvine.com/ ryanlerch submit a new news item.

Receive Informal PR

Open Source Community

Contact Name Who will contact / post Notes...
gnome office list gnome-office-list at gnome dot org
svg developers yahoo group svg-developers at yahoo dot com must join the list to send (rejon is on)
SVG.org ryanlerch antoine at graougraou dot com, svg at steltenpower dot com
svgfaq.org ryanlerch maxdunn at siliconpublishing dot com
svgfoundation.org ryanlerch michael (at) svgfoundation.org
cairo list ryanlerch cairo at cairographics dot org
gnome-list ryanlerch gnome-announce-list at gnome dot org
Scribus List (mrdocs) ryanlerch scribus at nashi dot altmuehlnet dot de
osnews.com ryanlerch http://osnews.com/submit.php
desktoplinux.com ryanlerch http://desktoplinux.com/contactus.html
SVG Cafe.com ryanlerch http://www.svg-cafe.com/ join and post to news section
Freshmeat.net a new release has to be added to inkscape's freshmeat profile
gnome footnotes http://gnomedesktop.org/node/add/story
scale-a-vector ryanlerch kukofka at scale-a-vector dot de http://www.scale-a-vector.de/cont.htm
http://dot.kde.org ryanlerch http://dot.kde.org/addPostingForm
revelinux.com ryanlerch theobroma at revelinux dot com

Broader Inkscape & Art Community

Contact Name Who will contact / post? Notes...
Inkscape deviantart group ScislaC http://inkscape.deviantart.com/
the inkscape forum ryanlerch http://www.inkscapeforum.com/ run by microUgly
inkscape tutorials blog ryanlerch http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/
open clip art library list ryanlerch clipart@freedesktop.org
open clip art library news ryanlerch
artdc.org forum johncoswell http://www.artdc.org/
bittbox.com - vector art blog ryanlerch contact(at)bittbox.com
The Daily Ubuntu - Daily Ubuntu Applications ryanlerch http://www.contactify.com/35b54

Receive Formal PR

Magazines

Contact Name Who will contact / post? Notes...
http://linuxformat.co.uk/ login and submit news via top of page link
http://linux-magazine.com/ pr(at)linux - magazine (dot) com
http://linuxjournal.com/ newproducts (at) ssc (dot) com
http://linuxmagazine.com/ jbrockmeier at linux hyphen mag DOT com.
http://linuxuser.co.uk terry at linuxuser dot co dot uk http://linuxuser.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=48&Itemid=40
http://www.tuxmagazine.com/ editor at tuxmagazine dot com
http://www.linuxworld.com/ mrhinkle at linuxworld dot com tim at linuxworld dot com
http://cmykmag.com/
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/ dom dot hall at futurenet dot co dot uk http://www.computerarts.co.uk/contacts
http://www.layersmagazine.com/

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