Should we merge all codename tags with the version tags? Already there are tags like lucid and 10.04 which are identical.

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    not to mention lucid-lynx and other variants
    – Ressu
    Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 4:29
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    Ya. My personal opinion is to use the version numbers exclusively and fix all the 'codename' tags. Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 4:48
  • Agreed. Codenames are development versions. Releases are designated by Version numbers.
    – txwikinger
    Commented Aug 11, 2010 at 19:25

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Personally, I hope that over time the Tag Synonyms feature on the Info pages will take care of this for us and you'll be able to tag/search with lucid, 10.04 and/or lucid-lynx and these will be treated as equivalent.

It's early days for that feature, so I see where you're coming from.

  • Agreed. we should only merge codenames for consistency i.e lucid and lucid-lynx and keep codenames and version numbers. different people search for different tags.
    – Decio Lira
    Commented Aug 21, 2010 at 20:01

On the parent site there are (at this moment) 37 questions tagged with 10.04 and 9 questions tagged with lucid. Of the 37 questions tagged with 10.04, 5 are also tagged lucid and 1 is also tagged lucid-lynx.

It looks like thus far 10.04 is the popular choice and I see also the top voted answer to this related question.

I think it would make sense for the other two to be suggested as synonyms for 10.04. However, that decision is in the hands of the +1000 users (currently 7) or the moderators (I think).


I think so, although for readability I think that we should give preference to the codename (excluding the animal). For example:

  • lucid <= 10.04
  • lucid <= lucid-lynx


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    The result of meta.ubuntu.stackexchange.com/questions/44/… seems to suggest doing it the other way around.
    – andol
    Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 13:09
  • The code names are confusing. It's hard to tell if they refer to the current release or not.
    – Erigami
    Commented Aug 13, 2010 at 16:14

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