Who is "Lenny" and why should I do anything for him?
Posted Oct 6, 2008 21:28 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Who is "Lenny" and why should I do anything for him?
Parent article: What you can do for "Lenny"
No, I guess I just expected that one might read the first few words of the blurb and see that it was talking about a Debian release.
Excuse meeeee. I've read the whole thing, not just first few words:
The Debian project is looking for folks to help them kick "Lenny" out the door. To that end, they have created a detailed list of tasks suitable for regular users as well as developers. "The big question is: What can you do, to help release "Lenny" at least in this quarter? That's pretty easy: Fix rc-bugs, take care, that the fixed packages are migrated to "Lenny", do upgrade tests, document problems in the release-notes. Pretty simple, isn't it? Click below for the full list.
What is this "Lenny"? New bugtracker? New installer? May be it's a new version of super-free Browser? Oh, right: I should open the the article to understand what the article excerpt is saying! WTF is this? Right: 100% editing failure. May be buchanmilne
is too emotional, but this does not make your failure as editor less glaring.
Codenames must be explained either in title (preferrably) or in article excerpt, not in the article itself, or on the first page of article's website or, god forbid, on the "first result returned by Google" (I've see such justifications too). It's editorial work. If I just want unabridged uncommented stream of announces - I can always add 10'000 RSS links to Google Reader... May be you know what all these codenames mean (I suppose it's part of your work as editor), but readers surely shouldn't know that...
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