[PLUG-TALK] Software Release Nomenclature

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Thu Mar 26 10:42:55 PDT 2015


On Thu, 26 Mar 2015, Michael Rasmussen wrote:

> 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.

And they're fun to devise; concocting hostname schemes is one of the 
longest-tenured perks of being a sysadmin.

I think a solid minority of people owning pets do so mostly so they 
can name them. :-)

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Paul Heinlein
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