Was there a 6.10 release of Edubuntu

J. Scott Edwards wowidb.org at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 11:39:40 UTC 2008

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> J. Scott Edwards wrote:
> > When I started saving the checksums for all of the Ubuntu releases I
> > had no idea how difficult (or at least time consuming) it was going to
> > be.  I have been getting most of my information from the
> > http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/ website.  I think I have gotten all of the
> > Ubuntu releases up through 6.06.2
> > (http://www.worldwide-database.org/cgi-bin/list_files.cgi?md5), so I
> > was just starting on 6.10 and I looked at
> > http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/ and it doesn't list an
> > Edubuntu 6.10 release:
> >
> > Index of /edubuntu/releases
> >
> >    * Parent Directory
> >    * 6.06.1/
> >    * 6.06/
> >    * 7.04/
> >    * 7.10/
> >    * 8.04/
> >    * dapper/
> >    * edgy/
> >    * feisty/
> >    * gutsy/
> >    * hardy/
> >
> > However, just to be thorough I googled for edubuntu-6.10-i386.iso and
> > it found one web page
> > http://www.yinfor.com/freethinking/archives/2006/10/ubuntu610.html (a
> > blog) that listed it.  I can't really read this page, but it has a
> > link to a torrent file for it.  I am not sure what to make of this at
> > all.  I find it hard to believe that if it actually existed that there
> > is only one web page on the entire Internet that still has a reference
> > to it?!?  So can anyone confirm that there was actually an Edubuntu
> > 6.10 release or if it was really skipped?
> >
> > Thanks for any information
> >  -Scott
> >
> >
> >
>  Try the Wayback Machine to see if you can find any old info that's no
> longer on the web. http://www.archive.org/
>  Sameer

Thanks, I've dug around on there a bit, but oddly it has raised more
questions :(

Before I get into that, I should add that I have found and downloaded
the edubuntu-6.10 CD releases, so I am cool there.

So next came the question of if there was an edubuntu-6.10 DVD
release.  I did a Google search for edubuntu-6.10-dvd-i386.iso etc.
and I did not get anything matching it.  I then dug around with the
Wayback Machine and it appeared on this page:
which says it is from December 2006 but includes the Fiesty releases
so I doubt the date is correct.  I suspect the fact that it is
edubuntu/dvd/current affected that.

Anyway that web page seems to indicate that there indeed was an
Edubuntu 6.10 DVD release, however, they were named
edgy-dvd-amd64.iso, edgy-dvd-i386.iso, and edgy-dvd-powerpc.iso.  That
brings up a whole new question of were there files released with a
different naming convention?  I did a Google search again and found
there was an Ubuntu DVD release by that name too.  I did another
search and found this page:
http://mozilla2.mirrors.tds.net/mirrorlogs/2007/01/17/ubuntu.log which
is a mirror Cron log.  It appears on it that there was both an Ubuntu
(dvd/20070116/edgy-dvd-i386.iso) and Edubuntu
(edubuntu/dvd/20070117/edgy-dvd-i386.iso) files.

So can anyone tell me if there was in the past a different naming convention?

The other strange thing on the Wayback Machine is that under the
archive of the cdimages.ubuntu.com I could not find edubuntu 6.10 at
all.  As far as I could tell from the archive Edubuntu 6.10 was never
stored under http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/.

So as a final question doesn't anybody, besides me, think it is a good
idea to have a list somewhere of all the Ubuntu files that were ever
released?  After this thread brought out the fact that the 6.10 files
are being deleted I think it is even more imperative that I finish

I look at this list:
http://www.worldwide-database.org/cgi-bin/list_files.cgi?time and I am
amazed by how many different releases of Ubuntu there have been (and I
am only up to version 6.06.1).  I was aware of Kubuntu, Edubuntu and
Xubuntu, but I had no idea there were releases for the HPPA and IA64
processors.  I look at that list and I think about how many people
must have put their time and effort into creating that body of work.

I think that is the beauty of FOSS is that something wonderful like
Edubuntu exists.  It is so great that all of the people on this list
could work together and create this software specifically for
education.  You all created something that even Microsoft with all of
their money couldn't or wouldn't create.

I know I'm probably geeky and weird but I'm kind of excited to get to
the later versions of Ubuntu and see all of the new things like
Mythbuntu and a version for Playstation 3.  I'm rambling, so I should
probably just shut up now.

Thanks again for everyones help.

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