> If there were just a release announcements list separate from ruby-talk, I
> probably wouldn't be here.

IMHO most discussions related to announcements begin like "Sounds
great but I cannot get it to work" or "Great stuff. How does this
compare to X?" IMHO such discussions could be allowed on a not so
strict announcement-focused list.

Anyway, as somebody has said it before, if such a list isn't an
official ruby-lang list, only few people will read it, and people will
continue posting announcements to ruby-talk anyway.