The Debian users still have to wait for most awaited release Debian 9. The release date for Debian 9 is not announced officially yet but it supposed to release in mid of 2017. It’s development code name is Stretch. For Debian 9 codename was announced on Nov 09, 2014. The Strech name has been taken from Toy Story.
Lifecycle of Debain 9 Stretch
Below is the lifecycle of Debian 9 before the release. About release date Debian Release Management says As always, Debian 9 “Stretch” will be released “when it’s ready”.
What’s New in Debian 9 (Stretch):
The new Debian 9 (Stretch) release is coming with lots of new packages. This distribution includes more than 15k new packages. Stretch is again shipping with multiple desktop environments like GNOME 3.22, KDE 5.8, Xfce 4.12, MATE 1.16 and LXDE. Below is the list of few updates comming in this release.
- MariaDB 10 will replace MySQL.
- GNU GCC 6 compiler now default.
- PHP 7.0 will be default version.
- Python 3.5 will be default.
- Firefox 50 will be default available.
- JAVA 8 (openJDK) will be default available.
- Linux kernel image will be from 4.9 series.
- and many more…
For more details visit Debian 9 official web pages: