Unassuming Ubuntu has announced a new clever creature is coming to its alliterative aggregation of Linux distros. The Jaunty Jackalope is the neat nomenclature for the 9.04 version of Ubuntu Linux, with 9.04 being, in the Ubuntu Y.MM scheme of distro versions, 2009 April. The Jackalope is a mythical cross between a jack rabbit …
I'm waiting for..
Might take a stab at Poke'n Paris
I know, I'm a late adopter.
Hard to make it catchy for the X X release ...
The release following Zealous Zebra, will, of course, be [alculating [obra; shortly followed by \/iolent \/ulture.
Any chance that 9.10 will have an improved Kubuntu with some focus on getting a KDE 4.x working well? Until then, I'll be sticking with Opensuse and their imaginative 11.x numbering conventions.
King size Haddock
Perhaps I'm missing the point?
Two other things while I'm here:
The RAID comment: That's because your laptop isn't doing hardware RAID it's using a driver to do RAID which may only be available for Windows.
Comment on Linux 'nerds' being afraid of girls: I've been married for twenty years, they've got good reason to be afraid of girls, I know I am!
@Whatever happened to "I" ?
Did you not read the article then? You don't have to look too hard to find it.
Re: Alphabetic Alliteration
The 8.10 "I" is due next month: Intrepid Ibix, I think it's called.
As for what happens after the 26th distribution (which would make it about 13 years since it first started), I would imagine that (like an alphabetic insulting game), you simply roll over and start again at A, only using new names this time.
>> I really wish they'd stop with this stupid naming scheme.
What 'Ubuntu 8.10' is too hard? the 'Intrepid Ibex' name is not an offical release name, it's a developer nick name and unless your involved in development you need not use it. Although I see a lot of people do like these names as their more fun than 'Vista' or 'Tiger'.
>> what happened to 'I'
It was used for 8.10 out next month aka 'Intrepid Ibex'; Can't wait to see all the new features.
Hmmm wouldnt be a good marketing campaign really would it?
A serious guess, for a change... :)
Though I do like Kickass Kestrel. :) Maybe Kingly Kestrel? Is the Kestrel found in Africa at all? Jackolopes certainly aren't!
@ Jon Green
There's plenty of kingfishers and kestrels in Africa, so no need to resort to klipspringers - there's hope for Kickass Kestrel yet.
Re: Whatever happened to "I" ?
Everybody knows you're supposed to go straight from H to J, to avoid mistaking an I for a 1 or an L. Except that they are going to be calling the next release Intrepid Ibex, so there goes that rule .....
"Warty Warthog" was the first ever Ubuntu release -- "warts and all". Grumpy Groundhog is to Ubuntu what Sid is to Debian: the bleeding-edge version, built from the latest sources. It just took them awhile to get the idea of moving sequentially through the alphabet.
Phix8 -- most so-called "RAID" cards are not true RAID (managed by a BIOS extension and appearing to the OS as a single physical drive) but implement RAID in software, using a binary-only (and often Windows-only) driver. Linux's native "md" software RAID is much faster than most of these, and has the benefit of Source Code availability. Besides which, anyone who would trust software they hadn't seen the innards of with kernel privileges, deserves to lose data.
The 'Jackalope short' (Boundin') was on before The Incredibles - a Pixar movie.
For Q, there's always the Quagga, an extinct relation of the zebra.
I can't wait for version whatever-the-fuck-counting-is-not-a-string-point-at-this-time-of-the-night which will begin with a 'P'
Obviously the animal will be Penguin for the obvious linux reasons, maybe we'll see a hairy chested Tux with a Ron Jeremy 'tasche.
Though the extreme pornography connotations.. hmm, going across US borders could be fun
stupid naming scheme isnt just Ubuntu
hey, Ubuntu wasnt the first with silly names
Maybe I'm just sad but hasnt anyone else been following the silly
names that Linux kernels are given? Look at the Makefile
of your Linux source and about 7 lines down will be the kernels
2.6.14 was Affluent Albatross
2.6.12 was Woozy Numbat
2.6.23 Arr Matey! A Hairy Bilge Rat! - hmmm, thats over the top
2.6.25 Funky Weasel is Jiggy wit it
so Ubuntu has a lot of catching up to do!
As a hardy user....
As a user of HH (3.5.10, not 4.1.x) i must admit it find the naming slightly ... foolish, but - if you stop to think, the first word is the important one, Feisty, Gutsy, Hardy, Intrepid, they all have strength-type connotations.
We need it - to overcome the stagnation that is Windows.
Dear Mr AC. I hope you are not implying that they name it KKK or create an acronym that will cause it to be called KKK. Such a name would never sell in the US. If you were to put such a product on US stores, the store would be looted ans burned down. Look up Klu Klux Klan
"silly" release names
I also recommend the short video Boundin' which is about a Jackalope and is on The Incredibles DVD. My wife asked about the silly release names and I asked her what kind of luck she has doing a web search for problems related to the Microsoft ".Net" software. I suggested she consider how easy it is to do a web search for "Hardy Heron" and "nVidia driver". She was enlightened.
Kickass Kestrel ++
Q @Paul Ryan and Roger Laborde
Yes, Quirky Quagga seems a good enough Q-name
@ Kickass Kestrel
Opera's codenames for their browser versions include Kestrel -- explanation here: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/show.dml/759403 -- so if that means the next major Ubuntu release will include Opera, I'm all for it. :-)