howto not make announcements

Klaus Hartnegg 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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