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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:50 pm    Post subject: GWN delay Reply with quote

For the last 2 or 3 years, Gentoo Weekly Newsletter was always published on each Monday, but for around 2 months now, GWN is arriving later in the week.

I don't think it is a huge problem, but you guys could change to "Week of xx/xx/xxx", just to look nicer!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Gentoo Chat.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and/or have the release date to be the 'true' one. It seems to be somewhat strange to have GWN published on 'real' 26th but the relase date itself reads as 23th. Happend a lot lately, starting with one day delay and up to 4 days (based on european date).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The published date correspond to the monday of week the GWN is published, to get some consistency in the naming.
Lately, Ulrich Plate could not take care of the GWN anymore (I don't know why or any details)
Chris Gianelloni took up the GWN but he's really busy. That's why some came late. But as he mentionned, he does his best according to his schedule to get it in any time, and since he's editor, there has been a GWN each week.
So thanks Chris for your work.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:44 am    Post subject: Why is the GWN always late? Reply with quote

I was just wondering if anyone knows why the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter is almost always released late and with the wrong date? I mean, the Nov 6th 2006 edition was just posted today Nov 13th, a full week late.
I'm not complaining, just curious. Why not just label it the Nov 13th edition instead of Nov 6th?


/me anxiously awaits the Nov 13th edition, ETA Nov 20th. ;)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had to guess, I would say that it is because the creators of GWN are volunteers and have to work for a living. :D
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem are mostly staffing issues which makes it rather difficult to get it out in time. Afaik the GWN team is also looking for people willing to help out a bit.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand that they are volunteers and need more help, and I'm thankful that they contribute their time and effort to help Gentoo. I'm just curious why they always put the wrong date on the newsletter. That's fine if it's a week late because they are short handed. But why not put the correct date on it. Even the 'last updated' date shows the wrong date.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

known issue (i.e. DUP): https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-511199.html ;)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think4UrS11 wrote:
known issue (i.e. DUP): https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-511199.html ;)
Merged both.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Where is the weekly newsletter? Reply with quote

Does anyone know what happened to the weekly newsletter? Is it on spring break?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is just like any release - it will be published when it's ready ;-)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Newsletter deserves renaming ...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged two threads from Gentoo Chat.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

someone needs to supply the editors with some coffee, their must be a national shortage in the little world they live in :P
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vibrokatana wrote:
someone needs to supply the editors with some coffee, their must be a national shortage in the little world they live in :P

There is a coffee shortage in the US?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Genone wrote:
vibrokatana wrote:
someone needs to supply the editors with some coffee, their must be a national shortage in the little world they live in :P

There is a coffee shortage in the US?


I surely hope not. I could not function before the noon hour then. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Genone: why you use a shadow spaceship has your avatar?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To wrote:
Genone: why you use a shadow spaceship has your avatar?

So everyone bows in fear and does what I want :twisted: Guess I'll have Mr. Morden giving you a visit :twisted:

(Or maybe I just couldn't find a nice picture of a Vorlon ship)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an Vorlon Planet Killer just for you lol

http://www.netmoon.com/babylon5/photo/ships/vorlon.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi,

yet i'm not 100% exactly sure that this is not a problem with my mailserver, i think i just got the newsletter from 16.April. Since this is the latest gwn i got, i would suppose it's not my problem.
This would be at least a 2 weeks delay, is that normal?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strowi wrote:
hi,

yet i'm not 100% exactly sure that this is not a problem with my mailserver, i think i just got the newsletter from 16.April. Since this is the latest gwn i got, i would suppose it's not my problem.
This would be at least a 2 weeks delay, is that normal?


Yes, this is normal. That's why this thread and many others have been created. If you've had a chance to read the latest GWN, the first thing in it is a request for help with the GWN. So if anyone feels they have a little bit of free time they would like to donate to the GWN, please do so. I want my WEEKLY GWN back! :)
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in ur gwn making it delayed! :twisted:
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a location where i can see what exactly is needed? I mean it can't be missing writers, because i can read the gwn on gentoo.org, but until i get the mail (in english) it took about 2 weeks...
On a sidenote: does anyone know how many subscribers the gwn has?
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strowi wrote:
Is there a location where i can see what exactly is needed? I mean it can't be missing writers, because i can read the gwn on gentoo.org, but until i get the mail (in english) it took about 2 weeks...

GWN 16 April wrote:
GWN seeking more writers

It is once again time for the GWN to start recruiting more writers. As you may have noticed, the GWN has been rather thin the last few weeks and it has had a hard time getting published on time. In an attempt to try to alleviate the problems with the GWN, the staff is seeking more writers from the community to help write for the GWN. To become a GWN writer, you only need to be able to write in English and pay attention on an email alias to assist in creating a cooperative environment between the GWN developer staff and the volunteer writers.

If you're interested in joining the GWN, or even just occasionally writing an article or two, please contact the GWN staff at gwn-feedback@gentoo.org.
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