With the Beta2 version now available for K2[blackpearl], I was wondering if the name will stick.
Often, a codename will get replaced and rebranded closer to launch time. Like with Windows Vista being unveiled, after being “Windows Longhorn” for so long.
I think I like the “Black Pearl” name – and it abbreviates to “BP” – another acronym for Business Process – co-incidence, or just convenient ?
It got me wondering about the origins of the name “K2” – when talking with a work colleague. I made some reference to K2 the mountain, with the analogies that Miocrosoft uses – like Longhorn, Blackcomb, Whistler, etc.
He said that the name came about due to simple developer “versioning” – like with version-A, version-B, version-C and so on.
And that the time to “ship” was around version K.
This makes sense as the K2.NET 2003 predecessor (which I haven’t ever used) was K2.NET v2.4 – would it have been 2.3 prior to that ?
Interesting – not sure if it’s true – sounds feasible – and from a reliable source !
J2.NET ?? Too much like Java. It could’ve been L2 ?? Level-2 cache ??
OK – we’ll still with M2 from now on.
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