When you have a new release, please make an announcement. For
official new releases, including those made just to fix bugs, we
strongly recommend using the (moderated) general GNU announcements
list, email@example.com. Doing so makes it easier for users
and developers to find the latest GNU releases. On the other hand,
please do not announce test releases on
info-gnu unless it’s a
highly unusual situation.
Please also post release announcements in the news section of your Savannah project site. Here, it is fine to also write news entries for test releases and any other newsworthy events. The news feeds from all GNU projects at savannah are aggregated at http://planet.gnu.org (GNU Planet), unless the text of the entry contains the string ‘::noplanet::’. You can also post items directly, or arrange for feeds from other locations; see information on the GNU Planet web page.
You can maintain your own mailing list (typically
firstname.lastname@example.org’) for announcements as well if you
like. For your own list, of course you decide as you see fit what
events are worth announcing. (See Mail, for setting this up, and
more suggestions on handling mail for your package.)
When writing an announcement, please include the following:
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/package/’). It is also useful to mention the mirror list at http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html, and that ‘
http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/package/’ will automatically redirect to a nearby mirror.
You may find the announce-gen script useful for creating
announcements, which is available from the build-aux/ directory
gnulib project at