With only a few days before Ubuntu 14.10 will officially see the light of day, Mark Shuttleworth posted a blog entry filled with a richness of Vibrant words in which he announced the codename for the next version of Ubuntu, which will follow Utopic.
This announcement also comes as to celebrate the 10th anniversary since Warty Warthog, the first Ubuntu version, was released.
As many of you already know, the codenames for Ubuntu are chosen by Mark Shuttleworth in an alphabetical fashion, with carefully crafted names of unusual animals preceded by an even more unusual adjective.
So after the Unicorn, it looks like 14.10 will be called Vivid Vervet, a “vervet” being a family of monkeys native to Africa. And if Trusty was a codename inspiring, well, trust and stability, and utopic should make you think about some fantasy-like distribution, vivid should mean full of life, intense and clear.
In my favourite places, the smartest thing around is a particular kind of monkey. Vexatious at times, volant and vogie at others, a vervet gets in anywhere and delights in teasing cats and dogs alike. As the upstart monkey in this business I can think of no better mascot. And so let’s launch our vicenary cycle, our verist varlet, the Vivid Vervet!
Ubuntu also celebrates today 10 years since Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog, the first ever Ubuntu release, saw daylight.
It is a privilege to celebrate our tenth anniversary milestone with such vernal efforts. New ecosystems are born all the time, and it’s vital that we refresh and renew our thinking and our product in vibrant ways.
Warty Warthog was the first Ubuntu version, released on October 20, 2004, using GNOME 2.08: