Re: Fedora 18 Release name voting and Poll for whether to continue naming releases

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On Apr 20, 2012 5:34 PM, "Matej Cepl" <mcepl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On 20.4.2012 18:09, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>
>>
>> Well, as far as I can tell, many Ubuntu and Debian users prefer to call
>> their release "by name".
>
>
> Yes, and I wonder why Fedora users just don't it. Nobody knows why, either we have too stupid names, or we are too geeky, or something. And I have to admit, that although my first Debian was potato and I have switched to Fedora just before etch (and I have no idea, what was the number of these releases), I have never felt the smallest inclination to call my first Fedora distro anything else than Fedora Core 6.

No one knows why? There is the obvious effect of inertia from the   fact that there is a LONG history of referring to releases by version number going all the way back to Red Hat Linux 2.0 in 1995. (Before that, nearby holidays were used...) And so far there has been zero PR effort to change this well established practice. As I remember it, the fact that there even was a code name was not widely advertised until well into the Fedora releases.

I'm pretty sure that's the reason.

(User since RHL 5.2, on an Alpha Multia)

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