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NAMING

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:48 am
by AlsaPhil
Hi Minties all over the planet,

Just an idea in connection with our distro's "guaranteed vintage" :D
In the nearest future we may have a lot of variations of Linux Mint, starting with Gnome and KDE versions.
It will be difficult to differentiate :oops:
Why not giving a girl name for Gnome and a boy name for KDE, with same letter? :idea:
For instance:

2.2 Gnome Bianca
2.2 KDE Bruno

3.0 Gnome Cecilia
3.0 KDE Chris or... Clem :lol:

etc.

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:59 am
by clem
I was actually thinking about that problem last night. Great suggestion Phil.

Thanks for that.
Clem.

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:03 am
by 900i
Good idea Frency

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:30 am
by No-Aim
I would like to help maintain the KDE-version!

Who is the main-maintainer for this project?

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:16 pm
by Luke
Good idea to preserve both desktops.

:idea: It would be nice to have one Mint version with lightweight window managers like Fluxbox, IceWM or Windowmaker and prefered WM can be chosen during the installation.

Re: NAMING

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:22 pm
by scorp123
FrenchyPhil wrote:Hi Minties all over the planet,
Just an idea in connection with our distro's "guaranteed vintage" :D
In the nearest future we may have a lot of variations of Linux Mint, starting with Gnome and KDE versions.
It will be difficult to differentiate :oops:
Why not giving a girl name for Gnome and a boy name for KDE, with same letter? :idea:

For instance:

2.2 Gnome Bianca
2.2 KDE Bruno

3.0 Gnome Cecilia
3.0 KDE Chris or... Clem :lol:

etc.
Different suggestion: How about we use the names of Astronomical objects? I was just playing around with Celestia when I noticed that plenty of those moons (ie. around Saturn and Jupiter and others) and many of the asteroids floating around in our Solar system actually have very nice names! 8)

Bianca would then be a moon of Uranus ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bianca_%28astronomy%29

We could still use male names (e.g. Ganymede, Hyperion ... ) for KDE releases and female names (e.g. Callisto, Diona, Phoebe) for GNOME releases ...

Yeah yeah, I know ... weird idea. But at least there would be some sort of system behind it. :lol:

Debian releases are named after characters in the movie Toy Story ... so why can't LinuxMint use the Solar system as inspiration? :lol:

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:27 am
by katasuka
a naming scheme is a good idea when a kde and xfce version of linux mint comes out.

my sugestion is maybe just tack on -kde or -xfce on the end of the name, like:
linux mint versionname-gnome
linux mint versionname-kde
linux mint versionname-xfce

that way it is easy to tell even to the newest of users which has what.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:34 am
by No-Aim
I like the idea of astronomy names, but with male /female names for KDE/Gnome

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:32 pm
by clem
Katasuka's idea might be the simplest and I like that.

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

The version number is made of two parts. The first part corresponds to the version of (k)Ubuntu the release was initially based on:
- 1.x for Kubuntu 6.04
- 2.x for Ubuntu/Kubuntu 6.10
- 3.x for Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu 7.04

The second part is simply the release version number, starting from 0.

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

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:53 pm
by scorp123
clem wrote:Katasuka's idea might be the simplest and I like that.

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

The version number is made of two parts. The first part corresponds to the version of (k)Ubuntu the release was initially based on:
- 1.x for Kubuntu 6.04
- 2.x for Ubuntu/Kubuntu 6.10
- 3.x for Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu 7.04

The second part is simply the release version number, starting from 0.

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
2.3 Boadicea
3.0 Camilla
3.1 Celina

Just suggestions :wink:

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:05 pm
by kenetics
I thought Clem was just using the names of his girlfriends! :lol:

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:21 pm
by scorp123
kenetics wrote:I thought Clem was just using the names of his girlfriends! :lol:
Don't tell his wife ... :lol:

Naming

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:55 pm
by Psycho
Hm, how about simply Linux Kmint and Linux Gmint ?

Re: Naming

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:09 pm
by scorp123
Psycho wrote: Kmint and Gmint ?
You really know girls with names like that?? :shock:

:lol:

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:49 pm
by Psycho
what if I answered yes? :lol:

No, I mean something like:

Linux Gmint Bea 2.1

Or it could also be like in ubuntu: the Gnome-distro has the "normal" name and the KDE distro is named with a K at the beginning. It would also show up the relationship to ubuntu.

Is just an Idea... :roll:

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:51 am
by techne
If we plan to append the desktop environment's name to the distribution's name, then it ought to follow the distribution's name. However, I like the idea of reducing the desktop environment's name to a single letter.

Consequently, we would have names such as:

Linux Mint-G for the GNOME version
Linux Mint-K for the KDE version
Linux Mint-X for the XFCE version
Linux Mint-F for the Fluxbox version

You get the pattern. :)

Personally, I am against normalizing GNOME. If Linux Mint is to have special names for each desktop environment version, then every desktop environment should be "outted." That way, nobody can avoid using Mint just because Mint is perceived as favoring a specific desktop environment.

NAMING

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:31 am
by npap
Hello everybody,
Come on guys, let's be more serious. :o Why so much "'ado about nothing"?

Scorp's Quote:
Different suggestion: How about we use the names of Astronomical objects? I was just playing around with Celestia when I noticed that plenty of those moons (ie. around Saturn and Jupiter and others) and many of the asteroids floating around in our Solar system actually have very nice names!

Scorp123 has the best suggestion so far. And may I be a little more bold and suggest an asexual name, e.g. LinxuxMint 2.... Unisex? :lol:


PS Aphrodite approves of it :)

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:49 am
by AlsaPhil
I feel here much more closed to tradition :wink:
I suggest Carla or Chiara

PS - I don't suggest Condolisa :lol:

Name of program

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:14 am
by mrc
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

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:50 am
by AlsaPhil
ImageMiss Bianca... I think she is Bianca...
npap has another idea in connection with this question, I guess :wink:
And Clem keeps definitely the secret of the confessional...
But I agree with you Bianca/Mint is very impressive :D