CD-image naming scheme

Bug #199660 reported by naught101 on 2008-03-07
This bug affects 2 people
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Ubuntu CD Images
ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-desktop

All the cd images are named the same, regardless of product, and regardless of release. For example currently, kubuntu releases are all labelled "hardy-desktop-i386" etc, with no distinction between kubunt and ubuntu, nor minor releases. The only thing that changes is the major release (gutsy, hardy, etc.), the CD type (live/alternate/server), and the build type (i386, generic, amd64, etc).

Please use a more descriptive CD image naming scheme. Perhaps something like:
[Distro]-[Major release]-[Minor release]-[CD type]-[Build type].iso

This would result in much more useful filenames, such as:
kubuntu-hardy-daily080307-desktop-i386.iso, or

(sorry about the package chosen for this wishlist item, I couldn't find anything more suitable)

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Moving to ubuntu-cdimage project.

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: New → Invalid
manuel (mqperaza) on 2017-07-29
Changed in ubuntu-cdimage:
status: New → Opinion
era (era) wrote :

Marking this as "Opinion" seems misdirected. If you download a number of images to decide which flavor you like, it is cumbersome and potentially confusing if they all have the same name. Some download managers will overwrite the previous download, others will generate a completely random, nondescript name. There are obvious workarounds for these problems but the use case for fixing this issue is quite real.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The person who marked this as Opinion doesn't work on ubuntu-cdimage as far as I know. Reverting.

Changed in ubuntu-cdimage:
status: Opinion → New
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