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Re: Name of program

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mrc wrote:I am new to linux. I have experimented with a few Linux program. I am very impressed with Mint / Bianca. I read some of your forum and found it cute the comments about the name of your program. I have a question. Who is Bianca and why was the name connected with Mint. Is there a picture? I am impressed however with the program. I will use this program for a while. It appear you are serious about support and a good product. I am using it in the VM world at the moment. I will see if I can get the sound to work. Everything else works even WIFI. I am using a HP L2005 Lance Armstrong Edition Notebook Computer. It does have an odd sound card. Keep up the good work I am impressed: Just curious.D
Quote: Who is Bianca and why was the name connected with Mint

Welcome Mrc.
But Monsieur Phillipe, why didn't you tell our friend mrc to look at the picture of Bianca at the Mint Café?
Random>The Mint Café :)
Mrc, she is visiting for a few days and she might sign some virtual autographs too. :)
Regards,npap

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Post by utabintarbo »

clem wrote:There is a scheme at the moment. I never took much time to explain it.

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Each release has a codename which follows the following rules:
- Ends in "a"
- is a Girl's name
- starts with the letter that corresponds to the first part of the version number in the alphabet ("A" for 1.x, "B" for 2.x...etc)
- is alphabetically greater than all previous codenames used for Linux Mint.

In practice this gives something like:
1.0 Ada, 2.0 Barbara, 2.1 Bea, 2.2 Bianca, 2.3 Bo.....a, 3.0 Ca...a, 3.1 Ce...a

Clem
Why the requirement of a girl's name?

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Post by carlos »

The better question is, why not? :wink:
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Name for the next version

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I think the tradition of girls names for the version should continue.

Considering the explanation gave by clem, I'd like to suggest the name "Daniela" for the next version of Mint.

It's a girl's name, ends in "a", starts with "d" (next letter in the order) and it's not a short name.

What about it?

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Post by lazev »

Good... Daniela is a good name.

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Post by NiksaVel »

I hate that keverything naming...

how about Linux Mint G Bianca, Linux Mint K Bianca, Linux Mint X Bianca... could easily create some fancy logo addons with just one letter in there...


also... we should stick with clems naming standard IMHO... but I also like the idea of using celestial names which would fit that standard... that's a VERY good idea IMO...


Using boy names is not really my thing..... "I'm running Bruno on my lap top"... - how gay can you get? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by kanishka »

Another proposal:

Linux MinG (GNOME Mint)
Linux MinK (KDE Mint)
Linux MinX (etc you got it)
Linux MinF

:mrgreen:

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Post by NiksaVel »

I think we can loose anything but the word mint... it's not mint otherwise :D
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Post by Husse »

I agree with AlsaPhil
PS - I don't suggest Condolisa :)
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Post by BlahBlah_X »

Here's my idea: different kinds of mints for different Desktop Environments

Example:

Regular Gnome- Mint

KDE- Peppermint

XFCE- Spearmint

Light Edition- Cool Mint or just Light Edition

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Post by blogger »

kanishka wrote:Another proposal:

Linux MinG (GNOME Mint)
Linux MinK (KDE Mint)
Linux MinX (etc you got it)
Linux MinF

:mrgreen:
Great idea kanishka
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Wierd, but...

Post by sourwire »

If you look in Wikipedia under Mentha (Mint) species, there are a lot of different awesome names. For example "aquatica", "crispata", etc. They (of course) sound weird, but that would be closely related to mint.

Anyway, here's the article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mint#Species


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Re: Name for the next version

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I think that the tradition to put girls name on the Distro is an very interesting thing because there are some reason and should mean that Linux Mint is: Nicely, lovely, Pretty, Helpfully and steal your heart likes a really girl can do with your facilities to do something without stress... :wink:

and for the idea from my friend:
lfelipe wrote:I think the tradition of girls names for the version should continue.

Considering the explanation gave by clem, I'd like to suggest the name "Daniela" for the next version of Mint.

It's a girl's name, ends in "a", starts with "d" (next letter in the order) and it's not a short name.

What about it?
I can say that Daniela can be the first but if comes another release, they should be named Debora or Dora.

example:
Linux Mint Daniela 4.0
Linux Mint Debora 4.2 beta
Linux Mint Dora 4.8 Beta


And For another comming releases:

5-Emanuela,
6-Fabiana or Fernanda,
7-Gabriela,
8-Helena,
9-Ivana,
10-Jessica or Julia,
11-Katharina,
12-Lara, Laura, Leticia, Lisa,
13-Martina or Magdalena,
14-Nathalia,
15-Patricia,
16-Rafaela or Rebecca,
17-Sabrina,
18-Vanessa.

What do you people think about that?

thanks, Mayku.
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I like MaxiMint (maximum) and MiniMint (Mint Light)

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next is D right

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so how about (DELILA) she took down the mighty samson
and for a boy name i am not sure maybe damocoles like the sword hanger
or something help me out here a boy name that fits along with delila lets have a release that takes down the big boys vis a vis "windoze"

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Post by frank392 »

Patricia

Nicole

Adriana

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Post by mayku »

my actualized girl's name for Linux Mint (i don't want to mod my post down too much) :P

1-Ada
2-Bea, Bianca
3-Cassandra, Celena, Cornelia
4-Daniela, Debora, Dora
5-Emanuela, Elayna
6-Fabiana, Fabricia, Fernanda
7-Gabriela, Grecia
8-Helena, Hayana
9-Ivana, Indyna
10-Jessica, Julia, Jenova
11-Kamila, Katharina, Karla
12-Martina, Magdalena, Michaela
13-Nathalia, Natasha
14-Pamela, Patricia, Paula
15-Rafaela, Rebecca
16-Sabrina, Synthia
17-Vanessa, Valeria, Victoria...

if any somebody else has an idea of a girl name that just "end with 'a' " i would like to hear it. Thanks pipow!

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Post by scorp123 »

frank392 wrote:Patricia

Nicole

Adriana
Doesn't make sense. :? We're not at "P" and "N" yet, and "A" is out of the question, as we already are past the letter "A" ... and that release was called Ada. :wink: ... see below:

The sense behind a naming system is that you stick to it :wink: Known Linux Mint releases so far:

- Ada (Mint 1.x)
- Barbara (Mint 2.0)
- Bea (Mint 2.1)
- Bianca (Mint 2.2)
- Cassandra (Mint 3.0)
- Celene (Mint 3.1 ?)

So the next one will probably be Daniela ... ?

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Post by grimdestripador »

good points chem. I like those rules.

Having alphabetical order match chronological order is most important in my eyes. Files will automatically be sorted.

I do think that you guys are going a little overboard on naming. Is there really that much difference between gnome mint and kde mint to give it another code name. Its not like its a new model, its just a revision. I'd have to agree with just tagging KDE or GNOME to it. No reason to flood the community with more useless naming terminology,,, thats just elitism.

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Post by maman »

Wow, I never know that people's discussing 'bout naming here... :o

Guys, just wondering (and I hope it's true), what if our beloved Mint ever exceeded 26.x (the 'Zeta' I guess?). What will the next release's name after 26.x be? Well, I really longing for the 27.x and so.
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