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RE: [OT] Announcements (was RE: XMLLight - What do you think?)

Concur.  Most announcements are tolerated as long 
as they are informative, are not repeated often 
(iow, major releases, not minor ones), and are 
pertinent to the work of XML developers.   One 
early discussion was on job postings.  These are 
usually tolerated.  For major product announcements, 
the poster can do the most good by posting a short 
announcement: name the product, give a short summary 
of outstanding features (the "why" developers 
should be interested) and most important, provide 
a link to a web page with the details.  

o  I particularly like web pages with downloadable betas.
o  I particularly dislike betas that take over the names (once 
installed, all XML files open in that product and 
insist on keeping it even after the beta expires) or 
disallow saving results (therefore, not useful for 
real work) and making it hard to use other tools.  IDE 
developers and vendors take note.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Bohlman [mailto:ebohlman@earthlink.net]

It's worth noting that the announcements that seem to raise hackles here are
the ones that read like 
sales pitches rather than information.  Announcements here should read as if
the primary audience 
were developers, not investors, and should contain little or no marketese or
managementese.  They 
should be long on substance and short on hype.