[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar on a Stick v2 Release Naming

Bill Bogstad bogstad at pobox.com
Fri Sep 11 20:20:43 EDT 2009

I've been watching this thread since it began and understand that from
a marketing perspective numbers are 'ugly'.
On the other hand, everyone seems to acknowledge that numbers make it
easier to track things from a development and
deployment support perspective.   Obviously, that works best if the
numbers are consistent.  Unfortunately the number usage has NOT been

Martin's original web page with proposed logos seems to indicate that
the SoaS Strawberrry release was release 1.   "SoaS 1" is also what
shows up on the the 'ugly?' text oriented plymouth start up screen for
Strawberry as well.   On the other hand, the CD labels as well as the
ISO filenames for Strawberry and its test releases all referred to
themselves as SoaS2.  The current Blueberry? beta ISO calls itself
SoaS3 internally in the same places that Strawberry calls itself
SoaS2.  From a deployment support perspective, this is not a good

Unfortunately, I can't think of anyway to sink the numbers up again
that won't result in additional possibilities for confusion.  Are we
stuck  documenting the fact that the official release number and
plymouth displayed versions are always one less then the CD label and
ISO filename?

Bill Bogstad

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