Version names of ReactOS

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Version names of ReactOS

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for version 4, I suggest using a #.0# format for the version number. Because of the mix up in the 0.3 area. 3.1 is usually the same as 3.10! I think it would make more sense for it to be 4.01 and 4.10. Just a suggestion.

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I'm a bit disappointed, when I read the subject I thought about some fancy name to the release.

Like calling 0.4.x, err... let's say something related to UI effort, or something towards community... Horse is a gregarious animal :

"The ReactOS development team is proud to announce the release of ReactOS 0.4.0, the first of the "Horse" series. It features a new explorer, fancier and more usable, theme support, blah blah blah..."

Marketing, marketing... :)

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Not the stupid Ubuntu naming... please spare us.

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That was not an official proposal, it was an illustration. And I have to agree that Ubuntu naming is ridiculous.

It's hard to have a good idea in a 30 second redacted post ;)

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Post by hto »

ReactOS has an atom on its logo, so release names should have some nuclear thematics. :)

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0.3.U236 or what? :-P
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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EmuandCo wrote:0.3.U236 or what? :-P
ReactOS 0.3.11 "Thorium" etc?

Just name the releases after elements :P

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The123king wrote:
EmuandCo wrote:0.3.U236 or what? :-P
ReactOS 0.3.11 "Thorium" etc?

Just name the releases after elements :P
That would be interesting, but if we were to have a new name for each release we'd run out of elements before we hit 1.0.

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RaptorEmperor wrote:
The123king wrote:
EmuandCo wrote:0.3.U236 or what? :-P
ReactOS 0.3.11 "Thorium" etc?

Just name the releases after elements :P
That would be interesting, but if we were to have a new name for each release we'd run out of elements before we hit 1.0.
Use it as a major release group thingy then. 0.3.x "Uranium", 1.0.x "Unobtanium" etc.

1.0 one was a joke.

EDIT: Anyway, there's hundreds of elements. Agreeably when we get to 1.6.8 "Lead" or 20.3.8 "Ununtrium" we might have a problem. But with releases every 2~4 months, it's going to take ~10-20 years before we run out of elements to name releases after

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The123king wrote: EDIT: Anyway, there's hundreds of elements. Agreeably when we get to 1.6.8 "Lead" or 20.3.8 "Ununtrium" we might have a problem. But with releases every 2~4 months, it's going to take ~10-20 years before we run out of elements to name releases after
There is about a hundred_ elements, but otherwise I agree, there is room for now, and then we can go to molecules (ROS+New Sell=H20, ROS+Firewall=C02. etc.) :lol:
Should be careful about this atom thing though, Intel(TM) may come after us. :mrgreen:

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Songbird takes famous singers as release names. What about famous quantum/atomic physicists? Curie, Planck, de Broglie, Einstein... Might be seen as elitist though...

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zefklop wrote:Songbird takes famous singers as release names. What about famous quantum/atomic physicists? Curie, Planck, de Broglie, Einstein... Might be seen as elitist though...
Yep, beside PC-BSD is already down this road with their da Vinci and Fibonacci releases.
But the idea of naming after is not bad, and one can use isotopes for minor revisions, like C12, C13, C14("hot" :lol:) editions.

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Re: Version names of ReactOS

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okay, I'm back and now I'll explain what I meant with the version system of ReactOS. It's false. This is whats wrong with it...

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0.3.1 (is also the same as 3.10).
0.3.11
0.3.12
0.3.2
Thats the order that things work in. for it to work, it should be more like this:

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0.3.01
0.3.02
...
0.3.10
0.3.11

Basic logic...

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Re: Version names of ReactOS

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kevintrooper wrote:

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0.3.01
0.3.02
...
0.3.10
0.3.11
Basic logic, maybe, but if a series (say, 3.X) ends in four digits (3.1725, imagine having that many point releases...), how are you to know that when you have a new major release? What if we got to 3.1.99, and needed to do another point release? Then we're right back where we started.

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Re: Version names of ReactOS

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kevintrooper wrote:okay, I'm back and now I'll explain what I meant with the version system of ReactOS. It's false. This is whats wrong with it...

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0.3.1 (is also the same as 3.10).
0.3.11
0.3.12
0.3.2
Thats the order that things work in. for it to work, it should be more like this:

Code: Select all

0.3.01
0.3.02
...
0.3.10
0.3.11

Basic logic...
So, you think numerical order is "false" and alphabetical ordering is how it should be.... how peculiar... for a version NUMBER.

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