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Ubuntu 21.04 Is The "Hirsute Hippo", Releasing On 22 April

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Following last week's Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla" release, Ubuntu 21.04 development is now getting underway as the Hirsute Hippo.

Succeeding the "GG" series is Ubuntu 21.04 the Hirsute (Hairy) Hippo in following their usual naming convention. This is now the third time of Ubuntu seeing a "HH" release following the Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog and Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron releases.

The release schedule for Ubuntu 21.04 puts the official release on 22 April, the beta on 1 April, and the feature freeze on 25 February as the prominent dates of the cycle.

The Ubuntu 21.04 toolchain upload is beginning tomorrow and expect more Debian changes to begin flowing into the Ubuntu Hirsute archive shortly. Hirsute uploads can be monitored via Launchpad.

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Ubuntu 21.04 Codename Is Hirsute Hippo

  • Ubuntu 21.04 Codename Is Hirsute Hippo

    The codename of Ubuntu 21.04 has been revealed and it is Hirsute Hippo. Along with the codename development of Ubuntu 21.04 is now officially started.

    Ubuntu developer Matthias Klose posted a message over Ubuntu developer mailing list regarding the announcement...

Canonical shares release schedule for Ubuntu 21.04

  • Canonical shares release schedule for Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo

    It's only a week since we saw the release of Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla, and now Linux-luvvie Canonical has shared details of the follow-up -- Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo.

    The newly published release schedule shows that work kicks off today with the toolchain upload. There are a number of key dates to look forward to, including a beta release on April 1, 2021 and the final release just three weeks later.

Ubuntu 21.04 will be called Hirsute Hippo - and it arrives soone

  • Ubuntu 21.04 will be called Hirsute Hippo - and it arrives sooner than you might think

    Ubuntu developers, continuing the tradition of naming releases in alphabetical order, had to pick a name beginning with the letter H, following the recently released Groovy Gorilla 20.10.

    The Hirsute Hippo name was announced by Ubuntu’s desktop lead Martin Wimpress. Announcing the name also signals the official launch of development work on the release.

    While the final list of features for the release is still some months away - it doesn’t go into feature freeze till February 25, 2021 - we can guesstimate that it’ll ship with Linux Kernel 5.11 and Gnome 40.

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