Ubuntu release codenames links ?

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at gmail.com
Mon May 2 01:49:52 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-01-05 at 16:57 -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 01:57:41PM -0700, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> > And in the Ubuntu world, I don't think it would make sense.  Right now
> > Ubuntu provides 2 stable releases:  Warty (for the next 12 months),
> > and Hoary (for the next 18 months).  And in 6 months, they will have 3
> > stables supported releases (warty, hoary, breezy), with the
> > yet-unnamed next version being the "unstable" version.
> > 
> > So  a "debian-style" system of stable/instable/testing is not directly
> > applicable.
> That's true, but the primary reason that we don't do this is because it
> causes surprising behavior when users use these names in sources.list.

I'm not sure of the problem you are hinting at, but is it something that
should be solved one day down the road, or it's a direct natural
byproduct of the close family ties between Debian of Ubuntu that we have
to live with. 

It would seem that users/developers should be allowed to use whatever
names for their repositories in source.list, regardless of what they
actually contain.

Daniel Robitaille
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