[CentOS-promo] Timing: Re: CentOS Stream 9 "launch" promotion

Sat Nov 13 22:31:17 UTC 2021
Carl George <carl at redhat.com>

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 5:32 PM Alain Reguera Delgado
<alain.reguera at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> On Mon, 2021-11-08 at 15:32 -0500, Rich Bowen wrote:
> > It looks like all of the pieces are in place. We have the blog post
> > staged and the content for centos.org/stream9 is in Git at
> > https://git.centos.org/fork/rbowen/centos/centos.org/blob/stream9-launch/f/stream9.md
> >
> > I would like to propose that we plan to go live early next week. That
> > gives a few more days for people to look over everything.
> >
> > It also allows us to avoid a conflict/overlap with the RHEL 9 Beta
> > messaging push. We don't want to imply either that the RHEL 9 Beta is
> > tied in any way to this "launch", nor do we want either to upstage,
> > or be upstaged by, that messaging.
> +1
> > Does this work for everyone. Alain, in particular, are you ready to
> > push the new design that soon?
> Yes, Sr., I am. My intention is to have these changes ready in their
> repos the next Monday or Tuesday.
> FYC: The CentOS Stream 9 distribution (desktop) isn't presenting the
> backgrounds yet, nor the correct visual information in the browser's
> default web page; although they are both available in the respective
> source repos. These are major issues if we want to avoid visual
> "disconnection" between websites and distribution.

I suggest we block the launch promotion until the wallpaper issue is
fixed.  I'm happy to help make this happen, I'll sync up with Alain
directly this coming week.

> > Related: I got word back from the Red Hat Brand team (as I have noted
> > here: https://git.centos.org/centos/board/issue/4) and they encourage
> > us to go ahead and use the new logo wherever we wish, even prior to
> > any formal mark registration.
> This is a 5x5 "Go". So, resuming the actions to be done:
> 1. Update centos-logos and centos-indexhtml source repos to include the
> new logo and update the browser default web page's content. With these
> changes in place, the next compose should produce the packages with the
> logo and we will see it in the distribution after running the "dnf
> update" command or installing directly the new ISO file.
> 2. Check the distribution is aligned with its visual presentation (it
> provides both new logo and desktop backgrounds).
> 3. Work with Fabian to align the website presentation.
> Best Regards,
> --
> Alain Reguera Delgado <alain.reguera at gmail.com>
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Carl George