[racket-dev] discussion of the release

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 9 09:56:58 EDT 2010

The release of Racket has prompted some web discussion, which might be
instructive to anyone thinking about our "marketing".

On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/Racket/duplicates/ccf0w/announcing_racket/
On Hacker News: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1411265 and
On Lambda the Ultimate: http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/3976
On some Russian LiveJournal:
http://grundik.livejournal.com/454292.html (translation:
On comp.lang.scheme:

My takeaways:
 1. People like the new homepage, although mostly for the graphical design
 2. It's better not to have things available online before all the
links etc work.
 3. We should probably have a link to the name change page on the
front page for a little while, maybe a month.  This is by far the most
common question.
 4. We should have a "Try Racket in the browser" link, like this:
 5. We need something in between the slick examples on the home page
and the docs, although that will take work.
sam th
samth at ccs.neu.edu

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