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zerouno 10-20-2013 04:48 PM

slackware code name (and store)
 
slackware 13.37 was introduced the 'code name' for the distro.
So the 13.37 version of slackware can be called 'slackware 1337' and slackware 14.0 may be called 'slackware maya' with the related custom logo for lilo and for the tee shirts.

How we can call the 14.1 release?

Also I would buy some gadget from the (official store), but I'd already buyed all.

A code-name may help the gadget-creator

hemp4fuel 10-20-2013 05:23 PM

I'm not sure about a code name for 14.1, but you can always add a donation to your cart if you have bought everything else in the store.

guanx 10-20-2013 05:25 PM

I as a common user simply call it darkstar. One of the most annoying feature of Debian, Ubuntu and etc. is that it is rather difficult to figure out which release is older and which is newer due to the wider usage of code name than version number. Why spend time to make life harder?

frankbell 10-20-2013 09:40 PM

The version number is fine with me.

PrinceCruise 10-21-2013 02:30 AM

'Darkstar' beats the boogie out of salamanders, ring-tails, cats, beefs and cows.

Regards.

kabamaru 10-21-2013 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by guanx (Post 5049299)
I as a common user simply call it darkstar. One of the most annoying feature of Debian, Ubuntu and etc. is that it is rather difficult to figure out which release is older and which is newer due to the wider usage of code name than version number. Why spend time to make life harder?

Ubuntu's code names are in alphabetical order (since 6.06) e.g. Raring Ringtail is older than Saucy Salamander. I still find code names utterly pointless though.

a4z 10-21-2013 03:20 AM

whats wrong with 'fourteen dot one' ?
imho for me more importand would be a picture, like the leed one, and than the maya calender,...

guanx 10-21-2013 03:40 AM

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Originally Posted by kabamaru (Post 5049508)
Ubuntu's code names are in alphabetical order (since 6.06) e.g. Raring Ringtail is older than Saucy Salamander. I still find code names utterly pointless though.

Thanks! I nearly forgot this since these names, unlike numbers, are unsorted when localized. This policy looks funny combined with the meaning of the Ubuntu logo.

GazL 10-21-2013 04:23 AM

Well, as it's the 20th Anniversary edition, and Slackware's always had that Darkstar connection: "Bomb #20" seems fitting. ;)

A Slackware T-Shirt with a picture of bomb 20 on the front would be cool, but I suspect copyright wouldn't allow it. You know how movie studios are about that sort of thing.

P.S. Wonder how many watch lists I just went on for mentioning the 'b' word. Dear GCHQ/NSA, it's a cultural reference to the film, go point your paranoia elsewhere.

solarfields 10-21-2013 04:23 AM

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This policy looks funny
For me it was funny to realise that Debian's releases are named after characters from toy Story. And Sid was the kid next door who sadistically mutilated his toys and was a bit crazy or mentally unstable, so to speak. Ergo, the name of the unstable branch of Debian is always Sid.

:D

zerouno 10-21-2013 05:02 AM

yes, I like that official name for slackware is a numeric name with version and subversion (not month/year as the current ubuntu), as I dislike that the 'version' of debian was 'potato' and other. Also I dislike that the 'version' of windows was 'xp' 'vista' 'millennium' and so on.

Also I dislike the special versions of slackware '13.37' '12.345678', and also pkgtools 3.1415927 (if I remember).
But I love a codename ('name', not version) that join a release to his history or to a 'wordgame' (I don't know how to translate the italian 'gioco di parole').

Yes, a codename tha remember '20 years of slackware' may be a good idea.


For the store, I buy slackware gadgets to support slackware, yes, but also to have in my home a 'physical' piece of slackware (the children love the slackware penguin pelouche)

kikinovak 10-21-2013 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by zerouno (Post 5049284)
How we can call the 14.1 release?

Slackware should adopt the Ubuntu code name scheme, only with different names.

Suggestion for a start: Dominant Dinosaur ;)

guanx 10-21-2013 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by zerouno (Post 5049549)
a codename tha remember '20 years of slackware' may be a good idea.

14.1 itself reminds that. it is sqrt(2)*10

Didier Spaier 10-21-2013 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by guanx (Post 5049564)
14.1 itself reminds that. it is sqrt(2)*10

This reminds me that makepkg is currently at version π or Π ;)

PS not sure of the rendering depending on the font you use, but lowercase and capital letters are respectively U+03C0 and U+03A0 in UTF-8.

irgunII 10-21-2013 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by guanx (Post 5049299)
One of the most annoying feature of Debian, Ubuntu and etc. is that it is rather difficult to figure out which release is older and which is newer due to the wider usage of code name than version number.

+1. Not simply "annoying", it's a true, honest-to-goodness PITA!


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