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This is a list of items to do for an openSUSE distribution release on social media. Help translate it and the promote the messages on the release day! Note that the announcement also should be translated!

Release launch general plan: social media

General approach

Before the release date we need to have a clear plan what to tweet/dent/like and 'plus' at any time. The plan is based on previous experiences and has improved after each release!

What we do: In a coordinated fashion openSUSE community members can deploy the same content in the different languages across social media. The content for the major social media sites is prepared and translated, ready to copy-paste. There is also a time proposal included for when what needs to be send out.

Each openSUSE account has administrators but we need help from others to re-tweet, like, '+' and so on and to use their own channels to spread the word. It is important that we all agree on the right keywords and the general message!

Common contents must include the correct URL, keywords (tags) and references. We use the tags and references to reach a wider audience: the messages have to be designed to show up on streams of people following Linux, Apache, KDE and many others. Do not forget these!

The following two tables help to execute the above plan:

  1. The first table helps to identify the messages that should be promoted in each time zone per media site.
  2. The second table describes the messages in a number of languages.

Preparing for the next release

Social Media Messages for Leap 15.3

The table below gives the messages we want to get out and at what time (in UTC) over our different media channels. The messages have to be adopted for the social media: twitter (due to the limit of 280 characters, at most 260 so people can retweet it), facebook, etc and for the various languages. We do that in tables below (scroll down!).


Please translate this table and share content on local social media platforms Please translate this table, only the twitter and facebook/G+ tables with the final messages'

English Base messages
Time (UTC) Message Person Who will Post Recommended images to use if you want. Link to url of image
3 Days Before 16:30 32 sections in the #virtualization guide for @openSUSE - Leap 15.3 has all the virtualization technologies you will need. From Xen to KVM to containers and managing virtual machines with #libvirt. ddemaio The image can be found kvm_qemu.png
2 Days Before 10:30 Ahoy mate! The new welcome package in @openSUSE Leap 15.3 will provide new users some insightful tips on how to contribute to the project, get new software, provide documentation, @Xfce, Plasma and @GNOME Help and more - ddemaio
Leap 15.2 xfce welcome.png
1 Day Before 10:00 @openSUSE Leap 15.3 brings a whole bunch of AI/ML packages to the distribution and opens up great potential for data scientist and hobbyists. @TensorFlow, @PyThorch and ONNX are just a few of the many packages found on! ddemaio The image can be found in the openSUSE github artwork stickers folder [1] tf_logo_social.png
1 Day Before 13:00 System administrators & university computer science staff and students have been extremely pleased with the usability of @openSUSE Leap and 15.3 is no exception. A whole list of features and of course the open source code to customizable and easy to teach - ddemaio
Installation overview 15.2.png
1 Day Before 16:30 GPU virtualization is quite popular among vendors like AMD, Intel and Nvidia and @openSUSE Leap 15.3 helps to delivers these implementation with solutions for virtualized and cloud environments - ddemaio The image can be found in the openSUSE github artwork social folder build-to-scale.png
1 Day Before 17:30 @openSUSE Leap 15.3 highly suitable for home, office and for business uses. Need a powerful OS for any use case? openSUSE Leap makes cloud, server, application and container deployments easy peasy - ddemaio The image can be found in the openSUSE github artwork stickers folder yast.png
1 Day Before 20:30 The release of @openSUSE Leap 15.3 brings @KDE's LTS version of Plasma. If you haven't tried Plasma 5.18, you don't know what you are missing; really - ddemaio global_themes.png
09:00 The release of @openSUSE Leap 15.3 provides adopters a reliable server operating system for deploying IT services and the tools, languages and libraries to have fun - ddemaio
10:30 Join us today as we celebrate the release of openSUSE Leap 15.3. Bring a beer, coffee or team and hang out with the community - Edit the wiki and start an area to meet with others using, or something else. ddemaio DSC_0007_1.jpg
12:00 UTC @openSUSE Leap 15.3; it's an OS for you. Find out how easy it is to use #openSUSE - ddemaio
16:30 Cloud images of @openSUSE Leap 15.3 are on the way. ddemaio
17:00 Want to order a top of the line Linux laptop with @openSUSE Leap 15.2? You can! Get one of the newest NoteBooks from with Leap 15.3 on it. ddemaio
1 Day After 10:30 One of the unique things about openSUSE is having a tested rolling distribution like @openSUSE Tumbleweed and a rock solid point distribution like @openSUSE Leap 15.3 - ddemaio opensuse-laptop.gif
1 Day After 16:30 @SUSE supports migration from Leap to SLE. @openSUSE Leap 15.3 moves seamlessly to the enterprise version for those who have a need to migrate - ddemaio
2 Day After 10:30 Linux laptops are very powerful. There is a good reason for why sysadmins and Open-Source developers order @openSUSE Leap on @SlimbookEs; it's because of the reliability and stability of both - ddemaio pro15-base_300x300.jpg
2 Day After 13:30 If you haven't downloaded @openSUSE Leap 15.3 yet, it is never too late. Try out @Xfce 4.16. It's one of the few things that is new to the release. The release makes the user experience topnotch and introduces a whole new look and feel. ddemaio The image can be found in the openSUSE github artwork stickers png folder folder xfcegeeko.png
2 Day After 16:30 We Love Thessaloniki. Not just because it is the codename for GNOME 3.34 and is in @openSUSE Leap 15.3 - - That's just a bonus. Thessaloniki has a great open source community. ddemaio GNOME3.34-graphic-940x529.jpg
3 Day After 10:30 System Administrators and small businesses can use @openSUSE Leap 15.3 for hosting web and mail servers. #DHCP #DNS #NFS. File and host sharing packages are also available - ddemaio The image can be found in the openSUSE github artwork logo official folder logo-color.png

Please translate this table, only the twitter and facebook/G+ tables with the final messages

Japanese Base messages
Time (UTC) Message Person Who will Post
2 Days Before 10:30