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[Fwd: The name of Breezy+1]

Ok, first off, let me congratulate Ubuntu on almost getting Breezy
Badger out

Next, I want you to pay close attention to the support - 3 years on the
desktop, 5 years on the server. This is by the /community/ or even that
Ubuntu Foundation thing which got pumped with a recent lot of cash

Fedora is known to support to about Test1/2 of the next release, and
Legacy then takes over until 3 fedora releases after. That gives roughly
2-2.5 years of updates/support, right, if we stuck to a hard on 6-month

>From a marketing standpoint, what are your thoughts?

Kind regards
Colin Charles, http://www.bytebot.net/
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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!


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