Build Debate: Followup on Build Naming
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.
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...
> 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
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> > paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's degrees)
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