action #61449

action #61404: Release Announcement

Write the Feature Guide

Added by lnussel over 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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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 #61452: Move Major Features to feature guide pageResolvedddemaio

action #61455: Get features page finishedResolvedddemaio

action #61458: Get technical reviewResolvedddemaio

action #61461: Add features from distrowatchResolvedddemaio

action #61464: Gather info from major pieces of our release onto Major_features pageResolvedddemaio

Related issues

Copied from openSUSE Leap 15.1 - action #47699: Write the Feature GuideClosed2019-04-172019-05-03


#1 Updated by lnussel over 3 years ago

#2 Updated by ddemaio almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to ddemaio

#3 Updated by ddemaio over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved

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