GNOME To Start Using Codenames

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 29 August 2015 at 08:36 AM EDT. 15 Comments
GNOME has been one of the few key open-source projects not using a codename in one form or another, but that is changing.

It was decided at this month's GUADEC conference to begin using codenames. The GNOME September release will be named after each year's GUADEC host city while the March GNOME releases are named after the GNOME.Asia host city.

Thus GNOME 3.18 that's due out next month will now be called Gothenburg. Past GNOME.Asia cities have included Beijing, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Taipei, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, and Depok. Among past GUADEC locations have been Strasbourg, Brno, Berlin, The Hague, Gran Canaria, Istanbul, Dublin, Paris, and other popular European locations.

GNOME developer Allan Day took to the release mailing list to work out other details about GNOME codenames.
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