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Gorgonkernel
February 5th, 2010, 07:00 PM
So I heard that Ubuntu versions for example 8.04 is the year and month combined but what about 8.10 or 4.10, 5.04? I'm just curious how were that versions created since they don't represent the month and the year?Thanks!

audiomick
February 5th, 2010, 07:03 PM
The system is consistent. The first number is always the year, the second number, after the point, is the month. 8.10 = October 2008, 6.04 = April 2006, 9.10 = October 2009

edit: found it!
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommonQuestions#Releases%20and%20Version%20Numbers

mk1w86
February 5th, 2010, 07:04 PM
They do. 4.10 was released in October 2004, 5.04 in April 2005 and 8.10 was released in October 2008 and so on. :D

Gorgonkernel
February 5th, 2010, 07:07 PM
But 4.10? it was released in April 2006, how was that named? Since 4 is 2004 and 10 is november?

mk1w86
February 5th, 2010, 07:08 PM
The system is consistent. The first number is always the year, the second number, after the point, is the month. 8.10 = October 2008, 6.04 = April 2006, 9.10 = October 2009

There wasn't actually a 6.04 release, it was 6.06 which was released in June 2006. ;) I think the reason for this was 6.06 was an LTS release, this is the only version to be released outside of the normal 6 month release cycle.

For more information on LTS releases have a look here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS

Bachstelze
February 5th, 2010, 07:09 PM
But 4.10? it was released in April 2006, how was that named? Since 4 is 2004 and 10 is november?

4.10 was released in October 2004. Nothing was released in April 2006, the firs 2006 release was Dapper Drake, released in June and numbered 6.06.

audiomick
February 5th, 2010, 07:09 PM
check the edit on my post, post #2

Gorgonkernel
February 5th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Excuse me, you are right...I read an article about Ubuntu releases and it said Updated until..not release...my mistake...sorry. 4.10 was updated until april 2006. Thank you so much for helping me understand this.

mk1w86
February 5th, 2010, 07:25 PM
No problem, also in case you are interested all the release names from Dapper Drake onwards are in alphabetical order. :biggrin: