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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 ==
  
[[Releases/Naming Guidelines | Guidelines for name submissions.]]
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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!
  
== Fedora 10 (Cambridge) ==
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[[Guidelines for release names]]
  
* Cambridge is a city in the United States. Cambridge was the original code name of Red Hat Linux 10 before it became Fedora Core 1.  
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== Release name history ==
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=== Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) ===
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* Heisenbug is a term for a software bug that seems to disappear or alter its behaviour when one attempts to study it.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisenbug
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=== Fedora 19 (Schrödinger's Cat) ===
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* Schrödinger's cat corresponds to a theoretical thought experiment.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat
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=== Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) ===
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* Spherical Cow is something that has never been observed, and may also therefore be considered as a theoretical thought experiment.
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_cow
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=== Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) ===
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* Beefy Miracle is a name that was suggested for Fedora 16 (like Verne), and is also something that has never been observed.
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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) ===
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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/
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* http://www.andre-stentz.fr/
  
== 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

Latest revision as of 08:37, 23 October 2013

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

[edit] 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

[edit] Release name history

[edit] Fedora 20 (Heisenbug)

[edit] Fedora 19 (Schrödinger's Cat)

[edit] Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow)

[edit] Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)

[edit] Fedora 16 (Verne)

[edit] Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

[edit] Fedora 14 (Laughlin)

[edit] Fedora 13 (Goddard)

[edit] Fedora 12 (Constantine)

[edit] Fedora 11 (Leonidas)

[edit] Fedora 10 (Cambridge)

[edit] Fedora 9 (Sulphur)

[edit] Fedora 8 (Werewolf)

[edit] Fedora 7 (Moonshine)

[edit] Fedora Core 6 (Zod)

[edit] Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux)

[edit] Fedora Core 4 (Stentz)

  • Andre Stentz is a French winery. As such, both Heidelberg and Stentz are distributors of alcoholic beverages.
  • http://www.andre-stentz.fr/

[edit] Fedora Core 3 (Heidelberg)

[edit] Fedora Core 2 (Tettnang)

[edit] Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow)