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Re: [ide-dev] Dropping the release names (Neon, Oxygen) from user downloads

> Do you really want to obligate Eclipse to make yearly releases forever?

Yes! Actually I want Eclipse to be obligated to release many times a
year! I think this is the direction Eclipse is going anyway.
~~~
Jonah Graham
Kichwa Coders Ltd.
www.kichwacoders.com


On 28 April 2016 at 15:48, Greg Watson <g.watson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> -1 for using the release year. Use a version number instead. There is no
> need to know which year the release was made, and it makes you look pretty
> silly if you have 5 years between releases (e.g. Office for Mac 2011 was
> only updated this year). Do you really want to obligate Eclipse to make
> yearly releases forever?
>
> Greg
>
>
>
> On Apr 28, 2016, at 10:09 AM, Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Hi Tracy,
>
> I agree with you as I here very often people asking about what's the latest
> release, or confused about it. Even worse, I saw people using Helios and not
> even wondering whether it's old or not (
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=484765 ) .
> I agree that the release year is probably the simplest and most efficient
> name we can provide. There are a lot of existing very successful software
> (the main one I have in mind being Microsoft Office) that have adopted this
> convention and I don't think it has ever been an issue for their users or
> editors.
>
> Is there a bug to track this suggestion?
>
> Cheers,
> --
> Mickael Istria
> Eclipse developer at JBoss, by Red Hat
> My blog - My Tweets
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