1 a formal public statement; "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence" [syn: proclamation, annunciation, declaration]
2 a public statement about something that is happening or going to happen; "the announcement appeared in the local newspaper"; "the promulgation was written in English" [syn: promulgation]
PronunciationIPA: WEAE /ʌˈnaʊs.mɛnt/
- Czech: oznámení
- Dutch: aankondiging
- Ewe: gbeƒãɖeɖe
- Finnish: ilmoitus
- French: annonce
- German: Ankündigung
- Greek: ανακοίνωση (1,2,3), αγγελτήριο (2)
- Hebrew: הודעה (hoda'a)
- Japanese: 発表 (happyō); お知らせ (oshirase)
- Portuguese: anúncio
- Korean: 발표 (balpyo)
- Webster 1913
In computing, an Announcement (ANN) is a Usenet, Mailing list, or E-mail message sent to notify subscribers that a software project has made a new software release version. Newsgroup announcement recipients often have a name like "comp.somegroup.announce". Mailing list announcement recipients often have a name like "toolname-announce". Most software projects that make announcements are open source.
In an announcement the subject line commonly contains the abbreviated prefix ANN:.
The contents of an announcement usually contain a title line which contains the tool name, version, release name, and date. Additional contents often fall into the following message sections:
Some additional, optional fields might include Highlights, Author(s), License, Requirements, and Release History
Announcement messages are usually sent in plain text form.
Example announcement message subject line:
ANN: fooutils 0.9.42 beta released
Example announcement message contents:
= Fooutils 0.9.42 Beta Released -- 2006 Feb 16
ANNOUNCING Fooutils v0.2.12beta, the first beta release.
About Fooutils -------------- Fooutils are a set of utilities that...
Changes ------- Improved the searching facility by including... Fixed bugs: #123, #456, ...
Resources --------- Homepage: http://fooutils.org
Bug Tracker: http://fooutils.org/newticket
Mailing Lists: http://lists.fooutils.org/
Try searching the newsgroup comp.lang.python.announce to see examples of real-world announcements.
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