[ubuntu-uk] 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 18 09:52:07 BST 2010

On Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:02:19 +0100
Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org> wrote:

> > The name is only supposed to be used by developers during the
> > development cycle. Once it releases it becomes 10.04, 10.10 etc.
> Assuming what you say is correct then why are the names still used in
> the listed Software Sources?
Damn, beat me to it :)

This argument, about the names, has raged before and didn’t really get any where.  Quite what a 'professional' code name is I don’t know.  I’ve worked for companies that used types of potato as code names, used anagrams of the team members names.  One thing for sure though, the Ubuntu code names get noticed and spread around the net giving us valuable publicity. It doesn’t seem to put the French government off, as the happily deploying Ubuntu on quite a large scale.

As for names like GIMP, does Ifanview or Excel give any hint as to what the progam does.

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)


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