On 14/05/2018 5:10 AM, Mike Milinkovich wrote:|
The proposal was to replace this with YYYY-MM on the splash screen
and the suggestion was that the Foundation would determine what's on
the web page, likely using Eclipse IDE YYYY-MM for lack of any other
On 2018-05-03 11:43 AM, Ed Merks
the splash screen, of course the product brand will give
sufficient context to make YYYY-MM meaningful all by itself. So
in the end, we don't actually need to invent a new brand around
the name of each release because we have no important place to
use that brand name in the first place. The slash screen was
the only place of any real public, end-user significance where
the train name was used, and that we've eliminated.
I don't actually think that is correct. The simrel name was
used prominently on the website download page, and (I think) in
the Oomph-based installer.
Note that the installer can install any version of Eclipse and
doesn't include a specific brand/version in the splash screen; it
does include such information in the choice of version during the
installation process, at least when it's not the restricted
installer that can install only one specific version of each
Yes, that is of course discussed in other threads.
There were also press releases and other marketing actions that
used the simrel name.
But in the end, what remains unclear to me is whether you're
suggesting we should continue to invent a new brand for each
release, invent a new brand for the IDE itself and use that, or to
invent a new brand unique to the release train, independent of the
brand of the IDE?
In the meantime, for lack of any actual clear direction on where the
Eclipse Project's name is going, lack of clear direction on how the
Planning Council will actually be restructured, and in the end, lack
of clear direction for how we might name Eclipse SimRel, we've gone
ahead with the cart, regardless of whether the horse is before it or
after it, to call in Eclipse SimRel YYYY-MM (internally) until such
a time that something sexier, or something more inclusive (or less
inclusive), is needed externally.