I've got a few, quite silly, non-technical questions about giving codenames to Debian releases.
Each Debian release has its unique codename, which is (so far) a characters' name from Toy Story movies by Pixar.
Here is list of all assigned codenames so far:
- release 1.1 is
buzz(Buzz Lightyear) - the spaceman,
- release 1.2 is
rex- the tyrannosaurus,
- release 1.3.x is
bo(Bo Peep) - the girl who took care of the sheep,
- release 2.0 is
hamm- the piggy bank,
- release 2.1 is
slink(Slinky Dog) - the toy dog,
- release 2.2 is
potato- Mr. Potato,
- release 3.0 is
woody- the cowboy,
- release 3.1 is
sarge- the sergeant of the Green Plastic Army Men,
- release 4.0 is
etch- the toy blackboard (Etch-a-Sketch),
- release 5.0 is
lenny- the toy binoculars,
- release 6.0 is
squeeze- the name for the three-eyed aliens,
- release 7.0 is
wheezy- the name of the rubber toy penguin with a red bow tie,
- release 8.0 is
jessie- the name of the yodelling cowgirl,
- release 9.0 is
stretch- a purple rubbery octopus toy at Sunnyside Daycare,
- release 10.0 is
buster- Andy's pet dachshund (currently stable),
- release 11.0 is
bullseye- Woody's horse.
List of upcoming major Debian releases' codenames after
- release 12.0 is
bookworm- an intelligent worm toy with a built-in flashlight (currently testing),
- release 13.0 is
trixie- a blue plastic Triceratops.
There are also:
- special codename
sid(Still In Development) which is symbolic link to codename which is currently unstable,
- stable which is symbolic link to codename which is currently stable,
- testing which is symbolic link to codename which is currently testing.
The list of Toy Story characters is quite robust but at some time, there will be no more characters' names to assign.
My questions are:
- What codenames will be assigned if we run out of characters' names?
- Who decides what is codename of next release (please don't answer ambiguously like: 'community')?
- How many releases' names are planned ahead?
BTW: Interesting quote from debian.org/doc/manuals:
The decision of using Toy Story names was made by Bruce Perens who was, at the time, the Debian Project Leader and was working also at Pixar, the company that produced the movies.
Infographics by Claudio Ferreira Filho (@filhocf) (license: CC BY-SA 4.0).