[Qgis-developer] Reminder: Freeze starts on 2014-01-24 (4 days)

Denis Rouzaud denis.rouzaud at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 02:42:38 PST 2014

On 22. 01. 14 11:37, Radim Blazek wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM, Tim Sutton <lists at linfiniti.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> Regarding whether we should keep giving releases names, I think we should
>> (big +1) for the following reasons:
> -1 for code names, see [1], it is all there what came to my mind:
> "Version 4.0? Ha! Why would I use an easily-recognizable number that
> gives both a sense of the product history and clear indication of what
> I'm talking about when I can show off my 1337 status by calling it Ice
> Cream Sandwich,..."
>> * it (under our current scheme) pays homage to the hosts of our hackfests -
>> lets be honest there isn't much reward in hosting it other than seeing your
>> region represented in the release name
> Cannot it be done in a different way, maybe even more explicitly, for
> example a bottom bar on splash screen telling place/institution.
Even though I would keep the names, we'll have troubles anyway: 2 HF a 
yeat with 3 releases, we won't be able to thank all the places...
>> * its a 'fun' part of our project culture and I would not like to see that
>> we gradually remove everything that is fun and interesting about our project
> Fun for you, disaster for me. When it comes to code names, I always
> have to search a table of code names and translate it to a version
> number. Too old, stupid, ... probably, even such people are using
>> * users that I interact with often reference the release by its name, and I
>> think it makes the individual releases more clearly distinguishable
>> I would suggest a Latvian cartographer or place of interest. Then next
>> release we can have a splash of some drunk guys wondering around Brighton on
>> a Saturday night :-P
> If you insist on mountains/cartographers, please order them at least
> by height/birth day, that would be very helpful.
> Radim
> [1] http://gizmodo.com/5852191/enough-with-the-ridiculous-product-code-names

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