The name of Breezy+1
Posted on: 09/14/2005 08:20 AM

Mark Shuttleworth has announced the name of Ubuntu 6.04:

In keeping with tradition, it's time to name the next+1 release of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 6.04(ish) will be special, because as a community we are going to commit to supporting it for 3 years on the desktop, and 5 years on the server. In Montreal (October 30-Nov 6, all hackers welcome, companies send your developers, chip in and define it 'cos we all have to live with it, details at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBelowZero etc) we will be figuring out what changes are needed to the release process to ensure we can deliver on that commitment. We're likely to want to be a bit more conservative in the feature goals, and freeze a little longer.

It's 6.04 that will be up against Windows Vista, so let's make it a zinger and give folks a real choice.

The 6.04 release will be the culmination of 2 years hard work, with Warty, Hoary and Breezy having set the style and the pace. We want it to represent the fruit of that labour - it brings to a close this first major cycle of development for Ubuntu. It will be a release that people can plan for, participate in and build solutions on top of. It will get even more polish than we put into Breezy, so we think it deserves a name that reflects that polish.

And so, after much deliberation, it has been decided that 6.04 will be known during development as:

The Dapper Drake

I'm sure the Ubuntu Artwork Team will have a field day ;-)

As usual, the "dapper" repository will be opened after the release of Breezy. Till then, let's focus all of our energy on the upcoming release!

Mark


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