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#1 2007-06-29 19:34:55

ProzacR
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New version name "Don't Panic"???

w00t??
Thts unpossible. Someone looks into my pc while booting and there:
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Archlinux: Don't Panic
....
Thats not funny.

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#2 2007-06-29 19:50:01

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

I'm not sure if you're happy or saddened by that name.

On a similar note: http://archlinux.org/~alexander/LT2007/IMG_2887_1.JPG

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#3 2007-06-29 20:04:16

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

That name sure is great. :-)


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#4 2007-06-29 20:24:58

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

Mix up a pan-galactic gargle blaster while it's booting . . . .   :-)

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#5 2007-06-29 20:35:02

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

I already asked in the german community but got no answer: What is the story behind this "Don't panic"-box?

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#6 2007-06-29 20:59:46

ProzacR
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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

Cerebral wrote:

I'm not sure if you're happy or saddened by that name.

I said "That's not funny." Just missed '. So not happy and not saddened. Somewhere in the middle.
Also surprised.

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#7 2007-06-29 21:03:34

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

Well, it's definitely different from all the previous names... but if the Arch dev's like it, I can roll with it wink


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#8 2007-06-29 21:55:31

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

kth5 invented it. He wrote it on the donation box at the booth. I don't know exactly where it came from, but it must have been something with hacking a lot on archlinux with 4 people at the same time and drinking lots of beer in the evenings.

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#9 2007-06-29 22:22:35

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

along with such a release name, I would have loved some switch to a release numbering like the TeX one (converging to pi) but here converging to 42 (hey, arch linux may just be converging to the answer, or is that too pretentious? ) tongue

PS: also, for those who don't have a clue about this (are there any in the geeky arch crowd?) see this

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#10 2007-06-29 22:40:42

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

the name is awsome smile KEEP IT THAT WAY...i hated duke tongue so korny tongue


Its a sick world we live in....

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#11 2007-06-29 22:47:02

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

lloeki wrote:

(are there any in the geeky arch crowd?)

I had to read that book in highschool, I was the only one who liked it smile

Some years later I read the whole 5 part trilogy? and it has to be the best book ever written smile The movie was "decent" but doesn't do the book justice.

THE UNIVERSE:
    4. Population

        It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.


    --The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

-So long and thanks for all the fish wink

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#12 2007-06-30 01:38:57

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

I'm not so sure it's good PR to have the string "Don't Panic" in a distro's boot-up output.  smile


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#13 2007-06-30 01:51:35

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

jb wrote:

I'm not so sure it's good PR to have the string "Don't Panic" in a distro's boot-up output.  smile

PR? A good thing does not need PR, it will naturally be adopted by those who personally value it's principles. Whether that may happen slowly or amazingly fast is another question. Like my company says in its Terms of Service: "Everything is subject to change, except for our principles."

I don't see "Don't Panic!" as a thing to scare people. Arch users should really know better than that and should let themselves be affected by our spell. wink

By the way, I came up with the idea for puttin that onto the box instead of a plain "Donations here" because everybody has that. We were all agreeing on the fact that we don't strive to adopt everyone else's ideas, instead like our own thing very much. We are happy when hacking, we like how things are and so "Don't Panic!".

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#14 2007-06-30 02:55:37

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

I love it.


Who is this doin' this synthetic type of alpha beta psychedelic funkin'?

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#15 2007-06-30 03:14:14

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

kth5 wrote:

(...)

...you realize that was a joke in reference to a kernel panic? smile


...

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#16 2007-06-30 03:19:52

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

jb wrote:
kth5 wrote:

(...)

...you realize that was a joke in reference to a kernel panic? smile

Aye! tongue


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#17 2007-06-30 06:22:48

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

I love it, best release name yet.

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#18 2007-06-30 06:48:12

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

This is one of the reasons why I love arch.

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#19 2007-06-30 08:00:41

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

I think the name is fun as well.

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#20 2007-06-30 09:13:49

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

I also like it!


Haven't been here in a while. Still rocking Arch. smile

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#21 2007-06-30 09:21:24

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

lloeki put it all right, Arch Linux is definitely closer to the answer than other distros. Terrific name! smile

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#22 2007-06-30 13:03:20

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

kth5 wrote:
jb wrote:
kth5 wrote:

(...)

...you realize that was a joke in reference to a kernel panic? smile

Aye! tongue

Ah, that's how you invented it. And yes, it was while you were having too much beer. mkswap eh? wink

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#23 2007-06-30 13:13:13

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

I like it but the apostrophe might cause some problems.

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#24 2007-06-30 13:18:36

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

Really nice name, however, it does not show up while bootig on this box here.

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#25 2007-06-30 14:34:53

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Re: New version name "Don't Panic"???

tyr0 wrote:

Really nice name, however, it does not show up while bootig on this box here.

I think the name is configured through /etc/issue which is owned by the filesystem package, the name will probably change with the next filesystem upgrade. (I'm not totally sure though, correct me if I'm wrong wink )

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