[Bug 924437] Re: Welcome screen release notes link points to ubuntu.com

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Wed Feb 1 15:54:45 UTC 2012

The link is in fact to:


... where "ubuntu", "12.04", and "en" depend on the details of the
current installation.  If that redirects to the front page of
www.ubuntu.com, that's a problem that should be reassigned to canonical-
website or ubuntu-website or whatever it is, I forget which.

Having this on the network rather than on the ISO is by design despite
the problem you point out, because release notes are more often than not
written after the ISO images have been finalised.  The release notes on
the ISO wouldn't help.

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  Welcome screen release notes link points to ubuntu.com

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Bug description:
  I imagine this is probably just a filler until release notes are
  finalized on the web but I wanted to make sure it was brought up.

  On the Welcome Screen (at least so far on the Edubuntu i386 DVD) for
  Alpha 2, the "Release Notes" link points to www.ubuntu.com rather than
  pointing to any page with release notes on thism.

  Additionally, shouldn't the release notes be on the ISO rather than on
  a web site.  Otherwise, how would someone installing *buntu without an
  internet connection ever have a chance to read any warnings in the
  release notes?

  So from my perspective, I would expect the release notes to be a file
  on the ISO that is opened by that link, rather than a blurb on the
  internet that I may not be able to access while installing.

  Or at the very least, the link needs to point to release notes when
  they're finalized, rather than the landing page at www.ubuntu.com.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: ubiquity 2.9.15
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-12.20-generic-pae 3.2.2
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-12-generic-pae i686
  ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: i386
  CasperVersion: 1.302
  Date: Tue Jan 31 18:52:02 2012
  LiveMediaBuild: Edubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20120131)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: ubiquity
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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