Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 (Oneiric Ocelot) Released

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Fri Sep 23 14:02:03 UTC 2011

On 23/09/11 23:15, J wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 09:03, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>  wrote:
>> On 23/09/11 19:52, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>>> 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?
> releases.ubuntu.com carries the most commonly downloaded images and is
> mirrored all around the world.
> cdimages.ubuntu.com carries everything (basically) including special
> images that aren't downloaded often (netboot, ARM, etc)
> During development, the release is referred to by its name (Oneiric,
> Natty, Maverick) and after release it's referred to by its number
> (11.10, 11,04, 10.10, 10.04 LTS).  The ISOs are named accordingly,
> thus in development, Oneiric images are named things like:
> oneiric-desktop-*.iso and after the final release, they will be
> renamed accordingly to ubuntu-11.10-*.
> That being said, I just noticed that releases has a natty directory
> that has ubuntu-11.10-beta2-* images in it... never noticed that
> before, so I don't know if that's new as of Beta2 or not...

Things are getting clearer and clearer....... :-( .

And thanks for your explanation.


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