What happened to the Wine Newsletters?

Francois Gouget fgouget at free.fr
Wed Oct 10 05:00:11 CDT 2007

On Sun, 7 Oct 2007, Martin Bosner wrote:
> There are just not enough human resources fot that... But the 
> releasenews for each new wine version should cover most interesting 
> things that had happened. The short way.

I guess this was mostly humorous, but still, I feel compelled to say 

The release news are no substitute for the Wine Weekly News.

They are not even close. They are just one-line summaries of the top-5 
changes in the release. Besides the other 5 top-10 items they miss, they 
don't mention any of the discussions happening on wine-devel, nor any of 
the talk about Wine in the news, or upcoming WineConfs, application 
database improvements, etc.

The WWN was really nice. I fear that without it the wider community and 
outsiders mostly see the 5 lines release news and think that not much is 
happening (or think that we only work on obscure/useless stuff due to 
lack of context), or at least have pretty much no idea what is going on. 
WWN provided a very useful service to Wine by letting them get a glimpse 
of the life of the project. Unfortunately, not having the skills or the 
time required, I can only hope that some kind soul can fill that void 

Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr>              http://fgouget.free.fr/
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