action #24976

action #24948: Release Announcement

Write the Feature Guide

Added by lnussel over 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:02/05/2018
Priority:NormalDue date:18/05/2018
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:GA
Duration: 13


The Feature Guide forms the base of our release marketing. It is a large list of the most important features in openSUSE 13.1 with screenshots and a good organisation. See

Find a how-to on writing them here:

We've learned some lessons during the 12.3 product highlights writing, take these into account:
* do NOT try to be 'complete'. Going through ALL the changelogs of ALL packages with a script and then filtering out the interesting stuff (we did that, yes) is just way too much work.
* Instead, focus on the most important packages, eg look at and pick from the packages there.
* Kick the community to add their features to and use that as a major guide. It is the 'start' of the product highlights.
** for 13.1, Michal send scripted mails to packagers who did 'major stuff'. This seems to have worked quite well:
* Get the KDE stuff from the KDE announcement, the GNOME stuff from the GNOME announcement, the kernel stuff from and the H kernel archives as soon as you know which versions we'll ship! Put them on the Major_features page so you're ready with that.
* Kick the artwork team: they need to get the final art in in time so the screenshots can be made! It is a blocker, also for the press kit.


action #24978: Move Major Features to feature guide pageClosed

action #24980: Get features page finishedClosed

action #24982: Get technical reviewClosed

action #24984: Add features from distrowatchClosed

action #24986: Gather info from major pieces of our release onto Major_f...Closed

Related issues

Copied from openSUSE Leap 42.3 Release - action #16940: Write the Feature Guide Resolved 03/07/2017 19/07/2017
Copied to openSUSE Leap 15.1 - action #47699: Write the Feature Guide Closed 17/04/2019 03/05/2019


#1 Updated by lnussel over 2 years ago

#2 Updated by lnussel almost 2 years ago

  • Due date changed from 04/04/2018 to 18/05/2018

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#3 Updated by lnussel almost 2 years ago

  • Start date changed from 19/03/2018 to 02/05/2018

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#4 Updated by lnussel almost 2 years ago

  • Category set to Marketing

#5 Updated by lnussel almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

#6 Updated by lnussel about 1 year ago

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