Friday, April 22, 2022

Ubuntu 16.10 Will be Codenamed “Yakkety Yak”

After Ubuntu 16.04 released, will release its latest version 16.10 will be called ‘Yakkety Yak’.

With Ubuntu 16.04 shipping today, attention by Canonical and Ubuntu developers is quickly turning to the next six-month installment, Ubuntu 16.10. Normally Mark reveals the next Ubuntu codename in a lengthy blog post highlighting the plans for the next six months of development, how the codename relates to their next release’s focus, etc.

But this evening Mark posted just a very short blog post where at first I wasn’t sure if he was serious or not about the Ubuntu 16.10 codename. For 16.10, whose codename starts with ‘Y’,

Shuttleworth has ditched the dictionary to deliver a far snappier soliloquy:

Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak. Naturally

The development codename of an Ubuntu release takes the form “Adjective Animal”. Initially these weren’t in alphabetic order – until Dapper DRAKE (6.06).
Up next: Ubuntu 17.04 Z Z. Will it be “Zooming Zebra” :)? Or maybe Zealous Zorse? We’ll find out in 6 months!

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