[PLUG-TALK] Software Release Nomenclature

Michael Rasmussen michael at jamhome.us
Thu Mar 26 10:33:28 PDT 2015

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 09:36:26AM -0700, Rich Shepard wrote:
>    I am curious why some software (Debian, Ubuntu, and R come immediately to mind)
> have names as well as numbers for each release. For example, the current R
> release, 3.1.3, is named 'Smooth Sidewalk' and the forthcoming 3.2.0 is
> named 'Full of Ingredients.'

Because people relate better to names.  

      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
    Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
I like all my colors to edge together, meeting one another, 
lapping together like so many waves or hungry lovers.
    ~ Thea Schrak on her paintings

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