> that when LN, JohnIV or whomever else has announced a release for
> MAME in the past, it was never done so without seeing the actual website updates take
> hold first.
And I say I've seen plenty of whatsnews posted here prior to the website being updated (again, as much as 36 hours in advance when it was copypasta'd from China). (Also, to be clear, the "release announcement" is the post on mamedev.org that declares availability, not the whatsnew post on here or other forums).
> It's just my opinion you jumped the gun, is all, which added to the
> pressure and confusion of getting the release in a timely manner.
Kale's the guy who can answer: did the posting of the whatsnew cause you difficulty with updating the site?