Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Feb 2009 18:06 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth has announced the plans for Ubuntu 9.10, named Karmic Koala. Jaunty Jackalope isn't out of its cage yet (April 2009), but the Ubuntu team is already planning for 9.10, which will see the light of day in October 2009. The desktop side will focus on beautification and an improved boot-up experience; the server side will target cloud computing.
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Naming Scheme
by jayson.knight on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 00:49 UTC
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I wonder what they're going to start using as their naming scheme once we get past Zealous Zebra...

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RE: Naming Scheme
by darknexus on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 02:15 in reply to "Naming Scheme"
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2008-07-15

I wonder what they're going to start using as their naming scheme once we get past Zealous Zebra...

So, it's not just me that thinks these double-letter animal nicknames are stupid? Maybe in another eight years Canonical will drop that cheesy codename scheme. With any luck, the recently-begun desktop NetBSD project will have come into its own and given Linux a much needed kick in the teeth.

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RE[2]: Naming Scheme
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 04:46 in reply to "RE: Naming Scheme"
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2005-07-06

Debian releases are named after Toy Story "characters" (well, toys...). Yet, Debian is one of the most respected OSes todate.

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RE[2]: Naming Scheme
by vitae on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 05:47 in reply to "RE: Naming Scheme"
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With any luck, the recently-begun desktop NetBSD project will have come into its own and given Linux a much needed kick in the teeth.


Not Microsoft, not Apple, not even Sun or IBM? Linux is BSD's greatest opposition?

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RE[2]: Naming Scheme
by dvzt on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 09:24 in reply to "RE: Naming Scheme"
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2008-10-23

So, it's not just me that thinks these double-letter animal nicknames are stupid?


Hey, I'm still hoping for Ubuntu 10.10 Masturbating Mosquito!

With any luck, the recently-begun desktop NetBSD project will have come into its own and given Linux a much needed kick in the teeth.


I kinda like OpenSolaris and I think after some time it just might do the job.

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RE[2]: Naming Scheme
by lemur2 on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 11:08 in reply to "RE: Naming Scheme"
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2007-02-17

"I wonder what they're going to start using as their naming scheme once we get past Zealous Zebra...

So, it's not just me that thinks these double-letter animal nicknames are stupid? Maybe in another eight years Canonical will drop that cheesy codename scheme.
"

The pre-release codename of Vista was "Longhorn".

The pre-release codename of Ubuntu 8.10 was "Intrepid Ibex".

How is one any cheesier than the other?

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RE: Naming Scheme
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 04:44 in reply to "Naming Scheme"
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2005-07-06

There never was a release with an "A" or "C" code name. "H" has already been used twice (Hoary Hedgehog and Hardy Heron).

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RE[2]: Naming Scheme
by lemur2 on Sun 22nd Feb 2009 10:59 in reply to "RE: Naming Scheme"
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2007-02-17

There never was a release with an "A" or "C" code name. "H" has already been used twice (Hoary Hedgehog and Hardy Heron).


Yes ... the alphabetic sequence of pre-release names started after the first LTS version (6.06), which was call Dapper Drake before release.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_releases

Before Dapper Drake, there was still the same naming scheme, but it wasn't in aplhabetical order. As you say, no "A" and no "C". Only after "D" (Dapper Drake) did the pre-release names follow from then on in alphabetical order.

The actual names of the releases, BTW, are numeric. Animal names apply to pre-releases. The current release is Ubuntu 8.10 which was released in the 10th month (October) of 2008 ... hence the 8.10. The current pre-release version is Jaunty Jakalope, which will be released in April this year, whereupon it will become known as Ubuntu 9.04.

Edited 2009-02-22 11:03 UTC

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