This is very much related to this question about merging tags.

This goes one step further to assume that we SHOULD.

What should the naming convention be?


2 Answers 2


I vote for just the version number.

  • 10.04

  • 9.10

  • 9.04

  • etc...

  • +1. Codenames get confusing. Considering Ubuntu's "version" numbers actually have real-world meaning (year.month), they're the easiest and least-ambiguous designators. Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 9:15
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    +1 If I read wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames correctly, numbers are proffered over codenames after release. Commented Jul 30, 2010 at 13:32

I'll put this as an answer to allow seperate up/down voting.

my vote is for [number]-[adjective]-[animal].

This is to include all parts of the version that could be identified to avoid confusion.

  • I don't see how using just the version number could be ambiguous (10.4 vs 10.4-lucid-lynx). Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 7:24
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    +1 for this as people may search for the codename (especially in google, etc)
    – Nico Burns
    Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 19:53
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    The code names are cute, but I have a really hard time telling them apart. I think the ubuntu community would be well served by discouraging their use (after release at least).
    – Erigami
    Commented Aug 4, 2010 at 16:28

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