[llvm-dev] Interested in writing for the LLVM blog?

Tanya Lattner via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue May 17 15:49:00 PDT 2016

> On May 17, 2016, at 3:41 PM, Hans Wennborg <hans at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
>> On 17 May 2016 at 22:41, Tanya Lattner via llvm-dev
>> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>>> If you are interested in volunteering for this position OR if you are
>>> interested in writing a blog post, please send me an email.
>> Why don't we communicate the releases, candidates, problems, and dates
>> on the blog, too? Thorough discussions still go on the list, but
>> status update could go on the blog, at least one for each RC.
>> Some people complained we don't communicate as efficiently as we
>> should, maybe that could be an official channel to interact with our
>> users, not just via the mailing list (which has very high volume).
> I was going to reply that I do post the release announcements on the
> blog, but now I see I forgot to do that for 3.8 :-/
> Last time, I talked about posting to llvm-announce about release
> candidates, etc., but never actually followed through as I was
> ambivalent about how people would perceive the signal-to-noise ratio.
> It's similar for the blog: is info about release candidates valuable
> for those not involved enough to read llvm-dev, or would it be
> perceived as noise, hiding more important contents? I'm pretty
> undecided…

I agree that posting release announcements to the blog is a good thing. I’m also on the fence about release schedule, candidates, problems, etc because I view the blog as a way to advertise our work and successes to those who aren’t necessarily a part of the LLVM community. I think we could improve the website to more adequately communicate some of this information. We do also have the release-testers mailing list now which is much lower volume.

I’m open to other opinions on the subject. :) 


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