View Full Version : What's in a name?

October 17th, 2007, 01:58 PM
I'm new to Ubuntu, and quite enjoying it. And on the eve of a new release, I've just been idly musing about the naming of the releases. How are the names chosen? How many are already decided. Feisty Fawn, is the latest. We're all anxiously awaiting Gutsy Gibbon, but what's after that. There is already a Hoary Hedgehog (Version: 5.04). Will there be another H name, or move onto I. How about Inky Ibis?

As I've said, I'm new. And I'm curious.


October 17th, 2007, 02:03 PM

I think the names tend to reflect what the release is going to be like.
If it is rough and such, warty warthog makes sense. The LTS release Dapper Drake, was well, dapper. Edgy, was edgy, etc. Feisty pushed some new features, now Gutsy is being gutsy with compiz by default (if the hardware handles it of course).


Anyway, the next release will be called Hardy Heron (and a good name for an LTS release)


October 17th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Read this ! (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames)