Mark Shuttleworth has announced the codename for the upcoming Ubuntu release: Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander:
[...] I usually spend a few weekend afternoons doodling with a dictionary (it’s actually quite a blast, and I recently had the pleasure of actually knowing what some ponce was talking about when they described something as ‘rugose’).
So today I find myself somewhat short in the naming department, which is to say, I have a name, but not the soliloquy that usually goes with it!
Which is why, upon not very deep reflection, I would like to introduce you to our mascot for the next six months, the saucy salamander.
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 14.04 T T. Will it be Terrific Tiger? Or maybe Tenacious T-Rex? We'll find out in 6 months. For a list of codenames used in previous Ubuntu versions and upcoming release suggestions, see THIS page.
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