NetBSD Developer Documentation: News story guidelines
Preferred procedure for doing a news story
When you want to announce anything official for the project, do it in the following order:
- Make sure what you want to announce is both worth
it (else put it e.g. into
doc/CHANGES), and wanted to be announced. If you're not the one who did the work, ask the person(s) who did.
- Add information to the appropriate web page(s),
- Draft a message that you want to send out to
<netbsd-announce@NetBSD.org>and possibly other news channels (see below). Include information on what you announce, maybe describe any special hardware if it can be assumed most people aren't familiar with it. Add a pointer to our web pages (the one containing the actual information, not
htdocs/index). If there's something to download, add a URL (make sure your upload to ftp.NetBSD.org is complete first). If you're announcing a new port, include a dmesg output.
- There's a list of people willing to proofread propaganda material, see below.
- Add info to
htdocs/changes/index.xml(Short blurb with a pointer to the information from e.g. the Ports section) and run make(1). This will automatically add the necessary entries to
htdocs/index.htmland at the same time update all of the currently supported translation's index pages. Alternatively, you can run
make indexfrom the htdocs root directory.
- Commit the above files, and wait until they're on the web server
- Send out your announce mail to
- Announce things to the following web pages as well:
The following people have graciously volunteered to
proofread submissions, for those wanting to get postings
cleaned up, to the
News entries for new developers should be generated once
a month around the first for the month before (only if any
new developers joined, of course). For this, the script
be used as below:
perl htutils/scripts/announce-devs.pl .../localsrc/admin/new-developers/status
This script produces output suitable for inclusion in
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