The name of Breezy+1
Posted on: 09/14/2005 06:20 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 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!


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