howto not make announcements
hartnegg at uni-freiburg.de
Sun May 15 16:45:50 UTC 2016
On 15.05.2016 at 16:06 Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> It's all documented here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-thunderbird-45
How is anybody supposed to find this kb-article?
This is a newly created web page (i.e. nobody knows it a priori), which
is not linked from the home page, not from the download page, not from
the release notes, not from the support page, not from the blog, not
mentioned in the announcement to the tb-enterprise mailing list, and it
is not shown by the installer of the new version either.
I find only one single link which points to this kb-article, and that is
in a subcategory of the support page.
In contrast the release notes page is not already widely known, it also
has incoming links from many of the pages listed above, even including
from that kb article (but not vice versa!).
The "what's new" of a major new release should be spread all over the
place, such that it is impossible to avoid.
And the donate link on the release notes page is in the middle of the
legalese at the bottom of the page. While the interesting info for
visitors are the latest entries, which are at the top. Quite a good
hideout as well.
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