Debian 9.0 Stretch has been released!On Sun 18 June 2017 with tags stretch
Written by Ana Guerrero Lopez and Laura Arjona Reina
Let yourself be embraced by the purple rubber toy octopus! We're happy to announce the release of Debian 9.0, codenamed Stretch.
Already a happy Debian user and you only want to upgrade? You can easily upgrade from your current Debian 8 Jessie installation, please read the release notes.
Do you want to celebrate the release? Share the banner from this blog in your blog or your website!
Upcoming Debian 9.0 Stretch!On Sat 17 June 2017 with tags stretch
Written by Laura Arjona Reina
The Debian Release Team in coordination with several other teams are preparing the last bits needed for releasing Debian 9 Stretch. Please, be patient! Lots of steps are involved and some of them take some time, such as building the images, propagating the release through the mirror network, and rebuilding the Debian website so that "stable" points to Debian 9.
Follow the live coverage of the release on https://micronews.debian.org or the @debian profile in your favorite social network! We'll spread the word about what's new in this version of Debian 9, how the release process is progressing during the weekend and facts about Debian and the wide community of volunteer contributors that make it possible.
"softWaves" will be the default theme for Debian 9On Tue 25 October 2016 with tags stretch artwork
Written by Laura Arjona Reina and Niels Thykier
The theme "softWaves" by Juliette Taka Belin has been selected as default theme for Debian 9 'stretch'.
After the Debian Desktop Team made the call for proposing themes, a total of twelve choices have been submitted, and any Debian contributor has received the opportunity to vote on them in a survey. We received 3,479 responses ranking the different choices, and softWaves has been the winner among them.
We'd like to thank all the designers that have participated providing nice wallpapers and artwork for Debian 9, and encourage everybody interested in this area of Debian, to join the Design Team. It is being considered to package all of them so they are easily available in Debian. If you want to help in this effort, or package any other artwork (for example, particularly designed to be accessibility-friendly), please contact the Debian Desktop Team, but hurry up, because the freeze for new packages in the next release of Debian starts on January 5th, 2017.
This is the second time that Debian ships a theme by Juliette Belin, who also created the theme "Lines" that enhances our actual stable release, Debian 8. Congratulations, Juliette, and thank you very much for your continued commitment to Debian!
Looking for the artwork for the next Debian releaseOn Fri 29 July 2016 with tags stretch artwork
Written by Ana Guerrero Lopez
Each release of Debian has a shiny new theme, which is visible on the boot screen, the login screen and, most prominently, on the desktop wallpaper.
Debian plans to release Stretch next year. As ever, we need your help in creating its theme! You have the opportunity to design a theme that will inspire thousands of people while working in their Debian systems.
They might be people working in exciting NASA missions:
Or DYI users who decided to make a matching keyboard:
If you're interested, please take a look at https://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktop/Artwork/Stretch
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