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[ILUG] fwd: Why Red Hat called 7.1 "seawolf"

Justin Mason jm@netnoteinc.com
Mon, 14 May 2001 15:34:28 +0100


What an incredible naming scheme!  Kudos to RH for coming up with that, at
the very least ;)

--j.

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Date:    Mon, 14 May 2001 07:25:47 -0700
From:    Matt Nelson <mnelson@dynatec.com>
To:      seawolf-list@redhat.com
Subject: Re: Why's it called 'seawolf'?

On Fri, 11 May 2001, Wayne Dyer wrote:
> Matt Nelson wrote:
> > one possible connection: Wolverine and Seawolf are both names of US Navy
> > warships (or subs?  i forget...)
> 
> But there has always been a connection with the previous full
> release, too.  So, the question isn't so much Wolverine -> Seawolf, but
> Guinness -> Seawolf.
> A possibility:  The Seawolf submarine was launched in 1955, the same year
> as the first Guinness Book of World Records.

ok, just for fun i'll post my stab at tracking the name game, starting at
the beginning (fwiw, i jumped on the Red Hat bandwagon with Picasso):

  Preview (or Beta) (Summer 94)
  Halloween         (Fall 94)
  Mother's Day 1.0  (Summer 95)
  Mother's Day 1.1  (Late Summer 95)
  2.0 beta          (Late Late Summer 95)
  2.0               (Early Fall 95)
  2.1               (Late Fall 95)
  3.0.3             (March 96)         Picasso      painter
  3.0.4             (Aug 96)           Rembrandt    painter, toothpaste
  3.0.4             (Aug 96)           Rembrandt II painter, toothpaste
  4.0               (Oct 96)           Colgate      toothpaste, college
  4.1               (Jan 97)           Vanderbilt   college, millionaire
  4.2               (May 97)           Biltmore     millionaire, ?
  4.3 - 4.7     internal glibc betas   ?            ?, ?
  4.8               (Aug 97)           Thunderbird  (wine?), car
  4.9.1             (Oct 97)           Mustang      car, fighter plane
  5.0               (Dec 97)           Hurricane    fighter plane, libation
  5.1               (Jun 98)           Manhattan    libation, theater?
  5.2               (2 Nov 98)         Apollo       theater, Battlestar
                                                    Galactica character
  RawHide(test/dev) (14 Aug 98)        (BlueSky - internal placeholder
                                        name, not part of name scheme)
  5.9               (17 Mar 99)        Starbuck     Battlestar Galactica
                                                    character,  Broadway
                                                    character (110 in
                                                    the shade)
  6.0               (26 Apr 99)        Hedwig       Broadway character
                                                    (Hedwig and the
                                                    angry inch), ?
  6.1 beta          (6 Sep 99)         Lorax
  6.1               (11 Oct 99)        Cartman      ?, cartoon char
                                                    (South Park)
  6.1.92 (6.2 beta) (9 Feb 00)         Piglet       cartoon char (Winnie
                                                    the Pooh),  Monty Python 
                                                    Holy Grail char
                                                    (Zoot's sister)
  6.2               (27 Mar 00)        Zoot         MPHG char, suit
  6.9.5 (7.0 beta)  (31 July 00)       Pinstripe    suit, porter
                                                    (Carnegie hill 
                                                    brewing co.)  
  7.0               (25 Sep 00)        Guinness     stout, Star Wars actor
  7.0.90 (beta)     (31 Jan 01)        Fisher       SW actor, N.A. mammal
  7.0.91 (beta)     (22 Feb 01)        Wolverine    N.A. mammal, war ship?
  7.1               (16 Apr 01)        Seawolf      war ship?,

-matt

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