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  1. #1

    what is Tikanga in Redht ?


    What is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Tikanga) ?

    I mean what is Tikanga means ?


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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    Just a codename for that release
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    codename means ?

    any importance is their for this ?

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    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    Most Linux distros have names for their releases. Not all - Crux just uses numbers. And Gentoo and Arch don't have releases at all. But usually there are codenames that are supposed to be memorable.

    For example, Debian uses the names of characters from Toy Story - the current one is Wheezy. Mint uses women's names like Helena. And Ubuntu uses animals with silly adjectives like Oneiric Ocelot. I looked up Tikanga and it's a Maori word meaning custom or way of life. Maybe the person in charge of this release is a New Zealander.
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Red Hat have done this for many long years. The Fedora team have a vote from their community when selecting a name, and I'd not be surprised if it weren't the same for its parent RedHat distro. Looking at what the word appears to mean, its the sort of word that gets used for this kind of thing.
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    Thanks a Lot for the Info.

    It is highly appreciable for sharing this knowledge.


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