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Old 10-20-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 10-20-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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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?
 
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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The version number is fine with me.
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:30 AM   #5
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'Darkstar' beats the boogie out of salamanders, ring-tails, cats, beefs and cows.

Regards.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 03:15 AM   #6
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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.
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:20 AM   #7
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whats wrong with 'fourteen dot one' ?
imho for me more importand would be a picture, like the leed one, and than the maya calender,...
 
Old 10-21-2013, 03:40 AM   #8
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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.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 04:23 AM   #9
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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.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 04:23 AM   #10
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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.

 
Old 10-21-2013, 05:02 AM   #11
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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)
 
Old 10-21-2013, 05:06 AM   #12
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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
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:49 AM   #13
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a codename tha remember '20 years of slackware' may be a good idea.
14.1 itself reminds that. it is sqrt(2)*10
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:43 AM   #14
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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.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 09:54 AM   #15
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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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