February 21, 2009 · News · Email This Post

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed plans Friday for Ubuntu 9.10, which will be codenamed Karmic Koala. The developers plan to bring cloud capabilities to Ubuntu's server edition, boost startup performance on the desktop, and continue work on the distro's netbook flavor.

Ubuntu adheres to a time-based six-month release cycle. The next major release—version 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope—is moving towards feature freeze and is scheduled for launch in April. Ubuntu 9.10, which will be the next release after Jaunty, is planned for October.

Planning for the Karmic release will take place at the next Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) which will take place in Barcelona in May. For additional details about the event, check out Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon's blog entry

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10 Comments to “Ubuntu 9.10 (Next Version) is named Karmic Koala”

  1. Vultoor says:

    cool code name… i guess the next versions will be something with penguins :))

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  2. obscur156 says:

    Hi Vultoor,the next version name after the koala will have to start with the letter ¨L¨ if you follow the name logic.

    Like Lusty Lynx or Lonely Loon…

    Regards.

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  3. obscur156 says:

    check this site and you will understand Vultoor.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames

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  4. Gary says:

    Karmic Koala is cool …

    Thanks for the link … nice to know where the name conventions come from.

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  5. Ben says:

    obscur156: Lusty Lynx is great. After that they can have Ornery Okapi. Then P – of course – will have to be penguin. If not, I will switch to slackware. j/k

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  6. Ace says:

    I think the next one should be call Yawning User.
    I use Ubuntu as my only operating system. I’m not a troll.
    I am tired of these dumb ‘funky’ names.
    Ubuntu has done more than any other distro to increase use and awarenes of Linux.
    It’s about time they dropped this infantile practice.
    It already has a name – Ubuntu – and people can actually differentiate between the versions by using the version number! Because it’s less confusing.

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  7. anarchy says:

    @Ace
    To be honest I’d rather have the name scheme for tradition sake. It isn’t infantile, it’s unique.

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  8. ajack says:

    I guess the next revision should start with letter “L”… “Lovely Lemming” comes to mind… :p

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  9. Odd_Sam says:

    What happens when the nu- letters run out?!?

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  10. Zingy Zeke says:

    {{ Like Lusty Lynx or Lonely Loon… }}

    How about “Lecherous Leech”?

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