Last month there was the call for name suggestions for Fedora 17. A lot of names were suggested, which can be found on the Fedora Project Wiki. The names were then evaluated, had to clear Red Hat legal review, and were then narrowed down to a few candidates. This week Fedora contributors have now been asked to vote on the Fedora 17 codename.
The candidates for the Fedora 17 codename include:
- Beefy Miracle
- Rocky Ripple
So Canonical's April 2012 release of Precise Pangolin might be up against a Beefy Miracle or Rocky Ripple, among others. Beefy Miracle was a possible codename for Fedora 16, but in the end it was called Verne with the "Beefy Miracle" name being the second most popular choice.
There's even still an entire campaign site dedicated towards having a Fedora codename be the Beefy Miracle. Fedora contributors seem to be die-hard carnivores, based upon such names. Prior to the Beefy Miracle, it was all about the Bacon. Bacon was talked about since Fedora 11, up until the Beefy Miracle was conceived. Thus there's still hope for an eventual Fedora "Schweinshaxe" release. And when Fedora codenames aren't about meat, the other proposals tend to be rather... unique; Panguipulli, Llullaillaco, Gutzwiller, etc.
Next week the winning choice for the Fedora 17 codename will be officially announced. Meanwhile, Fedora 16 "Verne" is due out next month and coming next week is the Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" release.
As some news aside from this light-hearted fun, Ubuntu is now preparing for the opening of Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" development.