[development] Suggestion for people releasing new modules and themes into CVS

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Tue Sep 19 01:23:17 UTC 2006

Larry reads my mind over email ...

Not cute, nor descriptive.

A code name is just that: a code name. It should not have any hidden
meaning, nor be too geeky (so it does not put off the suits), nor political,

The name should really mean nothing. I we want it to mean something
then 5.0 is as good as a code name.

Saying "sunflower", "damselfly" or "salamander" is enough (yeah, I
had done biology in past lives, but whatever ...)

It just means "the next release" with a fixed point of reference in time
that everyone can tie into ...

On 9/18/06, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> On Monday 18 September 2006 19:26, Earl Miles wrote:
> > Larry Garfield wrote:
> > > I'm all for a cute code name scheme, but I said my piece on that back in
> > > March. :-)
> >
> > Not cute, descriptive. We can pick colors for all I care. Or to be more
> > Drupal-centric, we can pick Dutch words and misspell them. Just so we
> > have some way to refer to versions that are currently in progress that
> > is still meaningful when reading the message 6 months later.
> Not descriptive as much as arbitrary.  It's a human-readable label to refer to
> something.  It probably shouldn't be descriptive of the version it's
> referencing, as that leads to confusion.  Cat names, river names, city names,
> birds, animals that no one has ever heard of (what the hell is an eft and
> what's edgy about it?), etc. are all perfectly good naming schemes because
> they don't try to describe, just label.  We describe based on that label. :-)
> --
> Larry Garfield                  AIM: LOLG42
> larry at garfieldtech.com          ICQ: 6817012
> "If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of
> exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea,
> which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to
> himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession
> of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it."  -- Thomas
> Jefferson

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