This is just a draft of what an announcement email from the SIG's might look like. A Sample is presented here.
- Preformat your content to 72 char's wide, since content sent to lists will often get wrapped. And it will break links and cause rendered formats to look odd. Best way around that is to format your email and notice to be 72 char wide and no more.
- Make sure the subject line of the email/ post is quantified ( include version numbers or date stamps as needed )
What is being announced : Be terse as needed, get as much of the relevant info as high as possible, including name, version, release, tag, release id etc. You also want enough info in here that people reading the snippet can workout exactly what is being released. What is included ---------------- Specifics, including urls to files and announcements, also include sha256sum if applicable ---------- Howto get help and more information about what is being released -------------- Howo get involved in the effort/project that released this content ----------------- Any special thanks or summaries ------------------ sign off -------- Always sign off as an individual, include context details ( ie. if you are a member of some group ) and also typically include some contact information about yourself.
Typically you will want to announce development and testing content into your own community, but also include the CentOS-Devel list ( http://lists.centos.org ), and even the http://seven.centos.org/ blog post - those are two good ways to get attention within the wider CentOS community who might be able to help with the testing effort.
For release content you should also consider, if applicable:
- centos-devel list
- centos-announce list
This is a generic page, please contribute to the list above, and also to the sample announce content.