Community and Terminology
By Chris Quenelle on Jun 30, 2006
I've been whining for years about the Solaris terminology problem where inside Sun in our planning and engineering documents we always refer to quarterly Solaris updates with a name like S10U2. But externally, our marketing folks require all our Solaris-related web pages refer to "Solaris 10 6/06". Presumably that's because the month of the release may change near the end of the schedule, and many of the planning documents are written far ahead of time. Unfortunately, it's really hard to build a joint community of developers and users when they are speaking different languages.
Oh yeah, while I'm whinging... Some pages on sun.com talk about Solaris Express, and some pages talk about Software Express for Solaris. What's up with that? Will Sun Studio Express be renamed to Software Express for Sun Studio? Who knows. Why can't I search for information about Sun Studio without finding Elvis everywhere I look? ;-)