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= Fedora release name history =
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This page documents the release names for current and previous releases of Fedora.  In much older releases the name was decided by a small group of people internal to Red Hat, but has become a community process in later releases.
  
Name n and n+1 must share an is-a (not a has-a) relationship, but n and n+2 must not share the same is-a relationship as n and n+1.
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== Release name relationships ==
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Name n and n+1 must share an is-a (not a has-a) relationship, but n and n+2 must not share the same is-a relationship as n and n+1. The release names we put up for vote tend to have multiple meanings so as to allow us to select a new name with a different relationship for the next release. It is part of the fun!
  
 
[[Guidelines for release names]]
 
[[Guidelines for release names]]
  
== Fedora 10 (Cambridge) ==
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== Release name history ==
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=== Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) ===
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* Beefy Miracle is a name that was suggested for Fedora 16. Verne was also a name suggested for Fedora 16.
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* http://beefymiracle.org/history.html
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=== Fedora 16 (Verne) ===
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* James Lovelock is a futurologist, and so was Jules Verne
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Verne
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=== Fedora 15 (Lovelock) ===
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* Laughlin is a city in the state of Nevada (United States), and so is Lovelock.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovelock,_Nevada
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=== Fedora 14 (Laughlin) ===
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* Robert H. Goddard was a professor of physics, and so was Robert Laughlin.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_B._Laughlin
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=== Fedora 13 (Goddard) ===
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* Константи́н Эдуа́рдович Циолко́вский (Konstantin/Constantine Tsiolkovsky) was a rocket scientist, and so was Robert Goddard.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Tsiolkovsky
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=== Fedora 12 (Constantine) ===
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* Constantine is the name of Township in St. Joseph County, Michigan in the United States, as well as a name of a bay in the United Kingdom.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine,_Michigan
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* There are several other connections listed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine
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=== Fedora 11 (Leonidas) ===
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* Leonidas was a ship in the United States Navy.
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* http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-l/ad7.htm
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* Leonidas is also the name of a king.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonidas_I
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=== Fedora 10 (Cambridge) ===
  
* Cambridge is a city in the United States, as well as being original code name of Red Hat Linux 10 (before it became Fedora Core 1).
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* Cambridge is a city in the United States, as well as being original code name of Red Hat Linux 10 (before it became Fedora Core 1), and was the name of a ship in the United States Navy.
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* http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-c/cambridg.htm
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge%2C_Massachusetts
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge%2C_Massachusetts
 
* Voting results: http://jwboyer.fedorapeople.org/fedora10relname.txt.asc
 
* Voting results: http://jwboyer.fedorapeople.org/fedora10relname.txt.asc
  
== Fedora 9 (Sulphur) ==
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=== Fedora 9 (Sulphur) ===
  
 
* Sulphur is an element that causes an adverse reaction (tarnishing) when it contacts silver. In mythology, it is an element used to drive away werewolves.  Sulphur is also a city in the United States.
 
* Sulphur is an element that causes an adverse reaction (tarnishing) when it contacts silver. In mythology, it is an element used to drive away werewolves.  Sulphur is also a city in the United States.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulphur,_Louisiana
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulphur,_Louisiana
  
== Fedora 8 (Werewolf) ==
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=== Fedora 8 (Werewolf) ===
  
 
* Werewolf is the name of a movie about a dude who turns into a werewolf.  A werewolf also has an adverse reaction (death) when it comes into contact with silver.
 
* Werewolf is the name of a movie about a dude who turns into a werewolf.  A werewolf also has an adverse reaction (death) when it comes into contact with silver.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf
  
== Fedora 7 (Moonshine) ==
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=== Fedora 7 (Moonshine) ===
  
 
* Moonshine is an independent record label, and also the name of a movie.
 
* Moonshine is an independent record label, and also the name of a movie.
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* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0009389/
 
* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0009389/
  
== Fedora Core 6 (Zod) ==
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=== Fedora Core 6 (Zod) ===
  
 
* General Zod is a character in the DC Comics universe, as well as an independent record label.
 
* General Zod is a character in the DC Comics universe, as well as an independent record label.
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* http://www.zodrecords.com/
 
* http://www.zodrecords.com/
  
== Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux) ==
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=== Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux) ===
  
 
* Bordeaux is a wine-producing region in France, as well as a comic book character.
 
* Bordeaux is a wine-producing region in France, as well as a comic book character.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasha_Bordeaux
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasha_Bordeaux
  
== Fedora Core 4 (Stentz) ==
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=== Fedora Core 4 (Stentz) ===
  
 
* Andre Stentz is a French winery.  As such, both Heidelberg and Stentz are distributors of alcoholic beverages.
 
* Andre Stentz is a French winery.  As such, both Heidelberg and Stentz are distributors of alcoholic beverages.
 
* http://perso.orange.fr/andre.stentz/
 
* http://perso.orange.fr/andre.stentz/
  
== Fedora Core 3 (Heidelberg) ==
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=== Fedora Core 3 (Heidelberg) ===
  
 
* Heidelberg is a city in Germany, and also a brand/distributor of beer.
 
* Heidelberg is a city in Germany, and also a brand/distributor of beer.
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* http://www.heidelbergdistributing.com
 
* http://www.heidelbergdistributing.com
  
== Fedora Core 2 (Tettnang) ==
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=== Fedora Core 2 (Tettnang) ===
  
 
* Tettnang is a city in Germany that is a producer of hops.
 
* Tettnang is a city in Germany that is a producer of hops.
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tettnang
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tettnang
  
== Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow) ==
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=== Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow) ===
  
 
* Yarrow is a plant with many uses.  Prior to the use of hops in the flavoring of beer, yarrow was used for this purpose.
 
* Yarrow is a plant with many uses.  Prior to the use of hops in the flavoring of beer, yarrow was used for this purpose.
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarrow
 
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarrow

Revision as of 20:07, 3 March 2012

This page documents the release names for current and previous releases of Fedora. In much older releases the name was decided by a small group of people internal to Red Hat, but has become a community process in later releases.

Contents

Release name relationships

Name n and n+1 must share an is-a (not a has-a) relationship, but n and n+2 must not share the same is-a relationship as n and n+1. The release names we put up for vote tend to have multiple meanings so as to allow us to select a new name with a different relationship for the next release. It is part of the fun!

Guidelines for release names

Release name history

Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)

Fedora 16 (Verne)

Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

Fedora 14 (Laughlin)

Fedora 13 (Goddard)

Fedora 12 (Constantine)

Fedora 11 (Leonidas)

Fedora 10 (Cambridge)

Fedora 9 (Sulphur)

Fedora 8 (Werewolf)

Fedora 7 (Moonshine)

Fedora Core 6 (Zod)

Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux)

Fedora Core 4 (Stentz)

Fedora Core 3 (Heidelberg)

Fedora Core 2 (Tettnang)

Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow)