[development] code names for core releases?
kb at 2bits.com
Tue Sep 19 20:52:39 UTC 2006
On 9/19/06, Richard Archer <drupal.org at juggernaut.com.au> wrote:
> At 10:07 AM +0200 19/9/06, Derek Wright wrote:
> >the indirection is sort of a pain in
> >the ass, and can also lead to confusion
> Just in case adoption of release names is a real possibility:
> +1 to numbers
> -1 to names
> It would be a horrible regression to use names instead of
> release numbers. Sure they're cute and quirky, but we're
> developing software here, not trying to entertain users.
The problem is that numbers once chosen cannot change.
If you say the next release is 4.8 and change your mind
because a lot more features made it since then, then you
will impact a lot of places for that (documentation, issues,
The purpose of the name is not to be cute or quirky, but
rather totally meaningless and does not imply anything.
Just a unique label from a large namespace.
If anything, I am against any entertainment value in code
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