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Re: Luna +1's Name and Some Other Stuff


I'm sorry but I totally disagree on Isis and I think we should vote on it.
I mean what the hell is this awesome project leader that just flushes these
things down our throat?


On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 8:08 PM, Daniel Foré <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Hey dudes (and hopefully a few dudettes these days),
> First of all, congratulations to all of you on 100k+ downloads in the
> first week. That is freaking killer. We're getting rave reviews and
> (despite bug #1 being closed) we keep hearing from tons of people that are
> first-time Linux users coming from Windows and Mac OS. If you haven't been
> in contact with this positive energy yet, I encourage you to hit up youtube
> for an ego boost. Now down to business!
> I'm writing to announce the codename of the next elementary release:
> "Wanking Wallaby"
> Jk. What is this, Ubuntu?
> I'm leaning strongly towards "Isis" for this one. It's short (2
> syllables), should be generally pretty easy to pronounce, etc. Isis is the
> egyptian mother god of the throne, "friend of slaves, sinners, artisans,
> and the downtrodden". You can read up more about her here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis
> Munchor says I should go full Hitler and not allow any arguments, but if
> you think the name totally sucks you can definitely say that. If not, let's
> go with it! (And even if so, we'll probably still go with it!)
> Also, I think in general most of us think it would be the best idea to
> release Isis (see, I'm already going with it) as closely as possible to
> Ubuntu 14.04. We have a lot to prove about our ability to provide updates
> in a timely manner and we're getting some negative feedback from
> developers/nerds about our 12.04 base. So let's address that and make sure
> that elementary is the best open platform for both users and developers
> (and I guess nerds too).
> Cody is currently working on updating Congrego to spit out some super
> bleeding edge Saucy-based builds. If any of you are already on Saucy, you
> know how broken Pantheon currently is. Indicators and Plugs are huge
> problems that we need to address. We're considering moving both of these
> into lib peas plugins for Wingpanel and Switchboard (respectively). Any
> feedback on that plan is very welcome.
> In general, the first priority for Isis is going to be updating all of our
> apps to compile/run with the latest libraries. You should know that Midori
> with the latest webkitGTK is amazing. I'm working on porting eGtk and it's
> going pretty swell. You should also know that all the fancy libaccounts
> stuff is now available for someone to start playing with so we can get
> sweet online integration. I believe that Clutter with the touch-related
> bits is also available so that is also very exciting for those of use that
> have a multi-touch trackpad available.
> Anyways, let's get rolling on this cycle. We have 8 months to become even
> more awesome.
> For the greater glorification of our Holy Mother Isis,
> Daniel Foré
> elementaryos.org
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