Re: Fedora 18 Release name voting and Poll for whether to continue naming releases
On 04/20/2012 05:21 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 09:36:17AM +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:On 20 April 2012 07:41, Toshio Kuratomi<a.badger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:As for the poll -- The Board has heard a lot of people asking to remove code names but is unsure if thats just because thats the group that happen to subscribe to the mailing list in question.When have you ever heard "I'm running Fedora Beefy Miracle and it works fine. You should upgrade from Lovelock" Never. Nobody uses the code names. It's a waste of time and choosing names like "Beefy Miracle" is a good way of making the distro look a whole lot less professional. Just call it "Fedora 18".
Well, as far as I can tell, many Ubuntu and Debian users prefer to call their release "by name".
I don't know the reason for them doing so, but am inclined to believe it's because these distros even use the names for their repos:
The poll would be a perfect place for you to say "I don't want to have release names in the future". Thats why we set it up, after all. We've already heard arguments like this one in the Board thread_ and we're trying to decide whether the feeling is universal among contributors or merely "squeeky". .. _: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/advisory-board/2012-March/011419.html
Though I basically agree with this comment, I think the commentor is missing the low hanging fruits towards "community bonding" and marketing this "naming game" has.
To technical folks (like me), the names are mostly without importance and use, except that they some times give reasons for a grin ;)
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