Debian news #1: The codenames for Debian 9 and Debian 10 have been decided
As you may know, Debian uses Toy Story characters as codename for their releases. Recently, the Debian Release Team has announced that Debian 9 will be called “Stretch” (and not Zurg), as, which Debian 10 will be “Buster”,
Codenames of the Debian releases, so far: Debian 1.2 “Rex”, Debian 1.3 “Bo”, Debian 2.0 “Hamm”, Debian 2.1 “Slink”, Debian 2.2 “Potato”, Debian 3.0 “Woody”, Debian 3.1 “Sarge”, Debian 4.0 “Etch”, Debian 5.0 “Lenny”, Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and Debian 8.0 “Jessie”.
From that list, I have tried only Debian Lenny, Debian Squeeze, Debian Wheezy and Debian Jessie.
The Debian Project Leader wants to release Debian 8.0 “Jessie” in February 2015:
Debian 8 Jessie has reached feature freeze one week ago, so the developers will be focusing only on fixing bugs and adding stability enhancements. Because the Debian team has spotted only 310 bugs, which is a low bug count, Debian’s Project Manager Lucas Nussbaum hopes that the freeze will be short and Debian 8.0 will become available in February 2015, before FOSDEM.
As a reminder, Debian 8.0 Jessie will be the first Debian system that uses systemd as default and will come with GNOME as the default DE for the i386 and amd64 architectures and XFCE for the other architectures.
For those who don’t know yet, FOSDEM is a free and open-source Linux join event where open source communities meet and discuss ideas. And because the conference is very popular among the Debian stakeholders, it would be quite an achievement to get Jessie ready in early 2015.
FOSDEM takes place in 31 January to 1 February in Belgium and guests a lot of important names from the FOSS world.