Ubuntu 21.04 Codename Is Hirsute Hippo

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Last Updated on October 29, 2020 by itsubuntu

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:

Hirsute Hippo is now open for development, with the uploads collected in the
queue now approved, and syncs from unstable enabled.

The development version starts with one change:

 - Python 3.9 is now added as a supported Python3 version, with the
   goal to ship Python 3.9 as the only Python3 version in hirsute.

Please check your uploads in a hirsute chroot, don't just test in a focal or
groovy environment.  See [1] or [2] how to setup such a development chroot.

Some major changes planned for this cycle are mentioned in the Hirsute release
schedule [3].

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