Build Debate: Followup on Build Naming

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Tue Apr 8 11:21:16 EDT 2008


hmm, Sugar aims to be available as an alternative desktop in all kinds
of linux distros, so would be a bad name for an OLPC-made distro.

Tomeu

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> This discussion reminds me of a favorite puzzle from Douglas Hofstadter
>
>  0, 1, 2, 3, 720!, ...
>
>  That is a numbering scheme with lots of headroom.
>
>  I agree that OLPC is the wrong name. There are reports that the
>  software is now running, for example, on a Classmate PC. So any direct
>  tie to OLPC is not necessarily appropriate. Maybe Sugar? something
>  else? But there is not much simpler than 1,2,3...
>
>  -walter
>
>
>
>
>  On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Paul Fox <pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us> wrote:
>  > walter wrote:
>  >   >
>  >   > I'm in favor of Dennis's suggestion. OLPC-1; OLPC-2, ... It is simple
>  >   > and, I argue, unambiguous. The hardware is XO-1, XO-2...
>  >
>  >  as perhaps more of an outsider here, i'd say that this is not
>  >  "unambiguous".  people with the laptops regularly refer to them
>  >  as "my OLPC" -- perhaps encouraged by the unfortunate "PC" in the
>  >  acronym.
>  >
>  >  as for numbers:  sequential is good, but starting higher than 1 might
>  >  give room for adding structure later if necessary.  (e.g. the 200 series
>  >  of releases might be a break from the 100 series.)
>  >
>  >  paul
>  >  =---------------------
>  >   paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's  degrees)
>  >
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