[kde-ev-marketing] the "gamma" proposal - details that need working out

Tom Albers tomalbers at kde.nl
Sun Jul 15 12:08:10 CEST 2007

Op za 14 jul 2007 19:56 schreef u:
> Anyway, the marketing stuff comes below:
> This whole debate can be solved if we move to using release names
> rather than numbers. In that event we can totally pull the wool over
> the eyes of the press. eg: Windows XP == NT 5.1, but still had a big
> impact.  OS X is releasing 10.5 shortly, but by giving it a name and
> burying the release number, it seems fresh and new.

One flaw in this story. Microsoft only release once a couple of years. That means people can place the technology with the name and approx. the date of release. It only works well when you don't release too often. 

For example, do you know when 'Ubuntu Dapper' was released and what features it had? So even for release every six months the names are hard to track. If release every two months, names will be a hell.

But i'm not a marketing dude.


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