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 Jul 29 '10 at 4:29
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    Ya. My personal opinion is to use the version numbers exclusively and fix all the 'codename' tags. – Nathan Osman Jul 29 '10 at 4:48
  • Agreed. Codenames are development versions. Releases are designated by Version numbers. – txwikinger Aug 11 '10 at 19:25

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.

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  • 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 Aug 21 '10 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).

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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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