All software projects go through release life-cycles which are actually the sum of different stages of their development and maturity. A release life cycle starts from the initial development phases, to the eventual point of release and includes different updated versions of the release version, helping the software improve its functionality or simply fixing the bugs that cause problems to the software.

Then there is software release train, which is basically the software release schedule based on which different versions of the software are released in the form of release trains at a preplanned and regular intervals. Every software product line goes through these release trains, starting from the initial release to the eventual maturity and thereafter retirement based on a preplanned schedule.

As far as Tango desktop project is concerned, its initial release came out in the year 2005 and the final stable release became available in the year 2009. If you have a basic understanding of the project you’d know that it is all about computer icons that provide uniformity to different open source applications and/or themes in different desktop environments. Now coming to the releases of Tango desktop project, we’ll list out only the main ones as follows:

Name of the release : Last modification date : Size of the release

tango-icon-theme-extras-0.1.0.tar.gz : June 01, 2006 : 223K
icon-naming-utils-0.2.0.tar.gz : June 01, 2006 : 53K
icon-naming-utils-0.3.2.tar.gz : June 01, 2006 : 52K
icon-naming-utils-0.4.0.tar.gz : June 01, 2006 : 53K
icon-naming-utils-0.5.1.tar.gz : June 01, 2006 : 56K
icon-naming-utils-0.6.8.tar.gz : June 01, 2006 : 60K
icon-naming-utils-0.7.4.tar.gz : July 24, 2006 : 61K
icon-naming-utils-0.8.1.tar.gz : August 21, 2006 : 62K
icon-naming-utils-0.8.2.tar.gz : February 16, 2007 : 65K
icon-naming-utils-0.8.3.tar.gz : August 13, 2007 : 67K
icon-naming-utils-0.8.4.tar.gz : August 17, 2007 : 67K
icon-naming-utils-0.8.5.tar.gz : August 18, 2007 : 67K
icon-naming-utils-0.8.6.tar.gz : August 27, 2007 : 68K
icon-naming-utils-0.8.7.tar.gz : June 14, 2008 : 68K
icon-naming-utils-0.8.90.tar.gz : February 20, 2009 : 69K