Benedikt Meurer JavaScript Engine Hacker and Programming Language Enthusiast.

Premature Xfce 4.2.1 announcement

OSNews did it again today, but not only did they announce Xfce 4.2.1 before it was officially released, this time they did the same for KDE's 3.4 release. Neither nor contained any mention of a new release at the time the announcements where published on OSNews. In today's open source world, the most difficult part of release engineering seems to be preventing news sites from announcing releases before they actually happen, in order to get a smooth release. This worked amazingly well with the Xfce 4.2.0 release, but not before I mailed several news sites that they should not post anything until they get an official notice.