From another thread from Gunnar re: feedback from the board:
>ÂIt's my understanding that the requirement for any name is that it *must* comply with the Foundation's project naming and branding guidelines.Â
> The name "Eclipse MM-YYYY" does not comply. Thus, it simply won't be possible. There must be a qualifier.
Thus we can't call it "Eclipse 2018-09" because we need a qualifier. That qualifier, barring any better suggestions, was decided yesterday to be simply "SimRel".
Therefore the name is "Eclipse SimRel 2018-09".Â
I also suggested on the call (via the chat feature) that we could call it something like:
* Eclipse S 2018-09, and in marketing materials this could be "Eclipse S 2018-09 release" or more colloquiallyÂ"Eclipse's 2018-09 release"*; or
* Eclipse R 2018-09, since the next logical letter after the alphabetically named releases (if we skip Q) is R. Then marketing could be "Eclipse Release 2018-09" to make it clear what the R stands for. Or "Eclipse r2018-09" if we want the r to look like a revision prefix. Either way software people know what the R is for: the next revision or release.Â
Either no one saw the chat comments, or it was decided that a single letter qualifier is worse than "SimRel". In any case, it's SimRel now.
The good news is that if we do the sept release as "SimRel" we would still be able to maintain alphabetic sequencing if in December 2018 or March 2019 we decide we need a qualifier that starts with a "T". :DÂ