Code name for 9.1.0 (Jim Gettys)

Greg Smith gregsmitholpc at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 14:18:59 EDT 2008


Hi Jim,

Thanks for the comment and understood.

I will wait until we identify the person "doing the release job" before 
considering a code name.

In the mean time I'll start gathering requirements and evaluating 
priorities on this page: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/9.1.0

Thanks,

Greg S

> Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 10:28:59 -0400
> From: Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org>
> Subject: Re: Code name for 9.1.0
> To: "Jameson \"Chema\" Quinn" <jquinn at cs.oberlin.edu>
> Cc: devel at lists.laptop.org, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com>
> Message-ID: <1216218539.28046.90.camel at jg-vaio>
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> 
> ?Absence of dissent does not mean agreement.  It often means some people
> are just tired of the topic and will find the topic frustrating to chime
> in on; I know this to be true for some of us.
> 
> I must say I'm tired of us changing our naming scheme again and again.
> We've gone from build numbers, to ship.x, to update.x, to the current
> numbering scheme. I'm not convinced that having a code name in addition
> to a numbering scheme adds much, though I have little objection to the
> particular scheme being proposed here.
> 
> But I'd like to defer this discussion/decision until we've figured out
> who will be doing the release job for 9.1.0; that person's opinion
> should weigh more than most in the discussion. Hopefully we'll get this
> settled on in the next week or two.
> 
> Them that does, has the most say, in my book....
>                                  - Jim
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 13:11 -0600, Jameson "Chema" Quinn wrote:
>> Well, actually, the mango suggestion was made originally as a tree,
>> not a fruit - as the tree Freire learned to read underneath. Obviously
>> the concept of "learning under a tree" exists in many cultures around
>> the world, and there are several trees that would work for this:
>>
>> apple (newton), bodhi/banyan/fig/pipal/Ashvastha (buddha), juniper
>> (navajo), buttonwood (wall street), "blossoming
>> pear" (african-american - from "their eyes were watching god"),
>> mulberry (china/silk), baobab, thorn tree....
>>
>> I definitely sympathize with the "general fruit" and "alphabetical is
>> nice" threads here. Verbs are good too. And the above list, even if we
>> managed to triple it, would still be a little too thin to make such
>> wordplay easy. But even if we decide against a list like the above, I
>> would still advocate for starting with mango, and then going
>> alphabetical later (as Ubuntu did). The Freire story is a good one,
>> and mango is such a fun word to say.
>>
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