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I googled "ubuntu name natty" sans the quotes. The first page to pop up?
Was that so tough?
Fedora 18 Release name voting and poll
Posted Apr 21, 2012 13:31 UTC (Sat) by udp (guest, #80701)
Posted Apr 21, 2012 15:46 UTC (Sat) by Thanatopsis (guest, #14019)
That said, no one really uses them. I'm posting this from Fedora 16, not Verne. Before F16 I ran F11 not Leonidas. I was pointing out to mikov that on the rare occasion someone refers to a release by a name instead of a number you can discover what you desire by taking a whopping 3.5 seconds out of you busy schedule.
Posted Apr 21, 2012 16:39 UTC (Sat) by udp (guest, #80701)
Version numbers are a convention that everyone understands.
Posted Apr 22, 2012 12:38 UTC (Sun) by ewan (subscriber, #5533)
Posted Apr 21, 2012 20:56 UTC (Sat) by xtifr (subscriber, #143)
If you want to get any useful information from a version number, you're probably going to have to turn to google anyway, and googling numbers is no fun.
Posted Apr 21, 2012 21:15 UTC (Sat) by scientes (guest, #83068)
Posted Apr 21, 2012 23:16 UTC (Sat) by mikov (subscriber, #33179)
I have to disagree on two counts however:
- Ubuntu version numbers, being a year and month, are very informative and useful. They are brilliant, actually.
- Release names, on the other hand, are very hard to remember, especially for non native English speakers. I can easily remember 11.10 but "Oneiric Ocelot" might as well be "Blebliah Blobleliebhu"; both sound like gibberish to me the first time I hear them. They are non-translatable and un-pronounceable in other languages.
Internal code names are good, but release names should be publicly visible only if they are associated with a real marketing campaign and are not more frequent than once every couple of years.
This is simply common sense, and frankly I am shocked at the opposition.
Posted Apr 23, 2012 13:53 UTC (Mon) by AAP (guest, #721)
Posted Apr 23, 2012 19:40 UTC (Mon) by xtifr (subscriber, #143)
Posted Apr 23, 2012 20:06 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
and have to give different sets of libraries for each program you are using.
applications should not depend on specific distro versions, but for users and support people the one version number encapsulates a very large number of specific versions
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