Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 (Oneiric Ocelot) Released

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 13:14:21 UTC 2011

On 23 September 2011 14:03, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On 23/09/11 19:52, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>> hi,
>> Am Freitag, den 23.09.2011, 09:57 +0100 schrieb Alan Pope:
>>> On 23 September 2011 09:37, Colin Law<clanlaw at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>>>> Also at http://releases.ubuntu.com/oneiric/
>>>> Not sure why it is in so many places, a bit odd.  I hope they are all
>>>> pointing to the same image :)
>>> /oneiric and /11.10 point to the same place (symlinks I believe) but
>>> cdimage is a separate server.
>> releases.u.c carries all average images, it gets regulary mirrored all
>> over the world. to limit the load and disk usage on the often voluntary
>> driven mirrors there is the cdimage server. cdimage.u.c does not get
>> mirrored and carries the rather uncommon images (special architectures,
>> exotic image types etc) that dont see as many downloads.
>> during development a release is only called by its release name
>> ("oneiric" in the current cycle) from release date on the name changes
>> to the actual version (you will notice that all the official docs on
>> ubuntu.com only use release numbers (with the release name in brackets
>> sometimes)). this renaming is the reason for having the symlinks ...
>> ciao
>>        oli
> Would someone be in a position to translate this into something
> understandable, please?

I see no problems.

"releases.u.c" means http://releases.ubuntu.com and so on.

All the adjective+animal-name designations are codenames. Alpha and
beta test versions are not called Ubuntu (version whatever); they are
just known by the codename, typically the bare adjective. E.g. the
forthcoming release it is just "oneiric" until release time, at which
point it is officially named Ubuntu 11.10.

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