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Free software
June 18th, 2012, 05:42 AM
Ubuntu releases are named in alphabetical order. How will Ubuntu developers choose codenames when they run out of letters in alphabet (Ubuntu 17.10)?

mikewhatever
June 18th, 2012, 05:58 AM
Mark Shuttleworth said, when presented with this question at one of the talks, that they'll switch to Cyrillic.

SDX0
June 18th, 2012, 05:58 AM
They could start over at A.

zombifier25
June 18th, 2012, 06:01 AM
Mark Shuttleworth said, when presented with this question at one of the talks, that they'll switch to Cyrillic.

lool

Elfy
June 18th, 2012, 06:02 AM
Thread moved to Recurring Discussions.

oldos2er
June 19th, 2012, 04:55 PM
Ubuntu releases are named in alphabetical order.

Not until Dapper. I hope they go back to random, non-alphabetical names.

scalyanteater
June 19th, 2012, 05:22 PM
The wiki page for codenames https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames invites contributions, but it is locked. Is there some history to this situation, perhaps having to do with the end-of-alphabet question mentioned in the present post, or is it an oversight?

I fear Exacting Echinoderm may never see light of day.

ExSuSEusr
June 20th, 2012, 12:05 AM
They've used the same letter before....

Hoary Hedgehog
Hardy Heron

I don't think there's a set rhyme or reason - it just is what it is.

wolfen69
June 20th, 2012, 05:39 AM
By the time names run out, things will have changed to the point of non-recognition. In other words, don't worry about ubuntu's names at that point. Who cares to begin with? It's only a name.