Debian Releases > Debian Stretch
Stretch is the development codename for Debian 9.
It is the current testing distribution.
Debian Stretch Life cycle
Before the release
2014-11-09: Distribution codename announced
- 2015-04-26: Jessie released, development on Stretch started
- 2016-03-03: Decided to defer everything by 2 months to release with Linux 4.10
- Q3 2016: Please finish up things for Stretch
2016-08-13: Stretch kernel will be Linux 4.9 LTS (decision)
- 2016-11-05: Transition freeze (general freeze of transitions)
- 2017-01-05: "Soft" freeze (no new packages, no re-entry, normal migrations)
2017-02-05: Full freeze (official announcement)
Release and updates
See ?New In Stretch
Packages & versions
work in progress
Download CD: http://www.debian.org/CD/
Package Repository: http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/
Release information: http://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/
- Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Stretch?
see Wikipedia page