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Re: [ide-dev] Dropping the release names (Neon, Oxygen) from user downloads

-1 for using the release year. Use a version number instead. There is no need to know which year the release was made, and it makes you look pretty silly if you have 5 years between releases (e.g. Office for Mac 2011 was only updated this year). Do you really want to obligate Eclipse to make yearly releases forever?


On Apr 28, 2016, at 10:09 AM, Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Tracy,

I agree with you as I here very often people asking about what's the latest release, or confused about it. Even worse, I saw people using Helios and not even wondering whether it's old or not ( ) .
I agree that the release year is probably the simplest and most efficient name we can provide. There are a lot of existing very successful software (the main one I have in mind being Microsoft Office) that have adopted this convention and I don't think it has ever been an issue for their users or editors.

Is there a bug to track this suggestion?

Mickael Istria
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