Precise release notes link points to

Bug #924437 reported by Jeff Lane
This bug affects 1 person
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I imagine this is probably just a filler until release notes are finalized on the web but I wanted to make sure it was brought up.

On the Welcome Screen (at least so far on the Edubuntu i386 DVD) for Alpha 2, the "Release Notes" link points to rather than pointing to any page with release notes on thism.

Additionally, shouldn't the release notes be on the ISO rather than on a web site. Otherwise, how would someone installing *buntu without an internet connection ever have a chance to read any warnings in the release notes?

So from my perspective, I would expect the release notes to be a file on the ISO that is opened by that link, rather than a blurb on the internet that I may not be able to access while installing.

Or at the very least, the link needs to point to release notes when they're finalized, rather than the landing page at

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.9.15
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-12.20-generic-pae 3.2.2
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-12-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.302
Date: Tue Jan 31 18:52:02 2012
LiveMediaBuild: Edubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20120131)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I'm pretty sure this is handled in ubiquity/plugins/ and does what you are suggesting.

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The link is in fact to:

... where "ubuntu", "12.04", and "en" depend on the details of the current installation. If that redirects to the front page of, that's a problem that should be reassigned to canonical-website or ubuntu-website or whatever it is, I forget which.

Having this on the network rather than on the ISO is by design despite the problem you point out, because release notes are more often than not written after the ISO images have been finalised. The release notes on the ISO wouldn't help.

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I've tried to open an ubuntu-website task for this bug since the above url doesn't work but I get a permission denied message.

no longer affects: bughelper
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

With regards to not loading the release notes from the internet in ubiquity that is not something we are going to change per comment 4.

summary: - Welcome screen release notes link points to
+ Precise release notes link points to
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
status: New → Confirmed
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Anthony Dillon (ya-bo-ng) wrote :

I agree, the release notes should be added to the ISO.

affects: ubuntu-website-content → ubuntu
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