View Full Version : Do you like Ubuntu's "versioning way"?

November 2nd, 2008, 11:47 PM
Do you like it that Ubuntu is versioned according to the month and the year of the release? such as 8.04 representing April 2008, and 8.10 representing October 2008?

I personally dislike it, because I don't like to see "big" version numbers, I prefer version numbers such as "2.0.1", "3.5.4", and so on.

November 2nd, 2008, 11:48 PM
I like it :)

November 2nd, 2008, 11:50 PM
I think .04 and .10 are ok altohugh I like Mandriva's which is the year and .0 or .1

November 2nd, 2008, 11:52 PM
I dont really care...it's fine.

November 2nd, 2008, 11:55 PM
i just call it by the adj. of the animal...like hardy or intrepid

November 2nd, 2008, 11:56 PM
I love it...

Nuff said

November 3rd, 2008, 12:02 AM
I like it as we would know when it was released with the way the version is made.

Saint Angeles
November 3rd, 2008, 12:04 AM
its better than any other version number ive ever seen.

windows doesnt make any sense (2000, XP, vista?)... OS X is just sequential with no information about the release date (10.3, 10.4...)

but ubuntu makes perfect sense. 8.04 (2008, 4th month...)

November 3rd, 2008, 12:05 AM
I like it as we would know when it was released with the way the version is made.


November 3rd, 2008, 12:11 AM
It's easy to remember.I like it

November 3rd, 2008, 12:11 AM
I honestly don't care. As long as it works, its fine. I wish they would bring back the old development versioning scheme (like tribe 1 for Gutsy).

November 3rd, 2008, 12:27 AM
I don't really care one way or the other as far as Date vs. Standard version numbers.

that is as long as it's just between those two, looking at the windows side of the versioning, it was ok early on (tried both version and date numbering ie. Windows 3.1, and then Windows 95-98 ), but then it just got ridiculous...

Perhaps someone who knows what the big changes are in each version relative to the other versions could come out with unofficial standard version numbers for Ubuntu

November 3rd, 2008, 12:32 AM
I've even seen a couple of threads in the last few days relating to version 8.1 - and I didn't even know there was a version released in January!

November 3rd, 2008, 12:36 AM
I like it although I generally use the animal names 'cos I like them more.


November 3rd, 2008, 12:39 AM
I don't care; it is the contents that matter.

Though when you think about it, the versioning of Ubuntu is quite clever, & makes it very easy to know when it was released.