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~-[[DebianWiki/EditorGuide#translation|Translation(s)]]: English - [[fr/DebianJessie|Français]] - [[it/DebianJessie|Italiano]] - [[sv/DebianJessie|Svenska]]-~ ~-[[DebianWiki/EditorGuide#translation|Translation(s)]]: [[de/DebianStretch|Deutsch]] - English - [[es/DebianStretch|Español]] - [[fr/DebianStretch|Français]] - [[id/DebianStretch|Indonesian]] - [[it/DebianStretch|Italiano]] - [[ko/DebianStretch|한국어]] - [[ru/DebianStretch|Русский]]-~
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'''Stretch''' is the development codename for Debian 9. '''Stretch''' is the development codename for Debian 9. It was superseded by Debian '''[[DebianBuster|Buster]]''' on 2019-07-06.
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It is the current [[DebianTesting|testing]] distribution. It is the current [[DebianOldStable|oldstable]] distribution.
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== Debian Jessie Life cycle == == Debian Stretch Life cycle ==
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 * 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 ([[https://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2016/08/msg00099.html|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 ([[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2017/02/msg00001.html|official announcement]])
 * 2017-06-03: Remaining RC bugs tagged stretch-ignore or stretch-will-remove
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 * 2017-06-17: Initial release: 9.0 ([[https://lists.debian.org/debian-announce/2017/msg00003.html|press release]])
 * 2017-07-22: Updated (9.1) ([[https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20170722|press release]])
 * 2017-10-08: Updated (9.2) ([[https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20171007|press release]])
 * 2017-12-09: Updated (9.3) ([[https://www.debian.org/News/2017/2017120902|press release]])
 * 2018-03-10: Updated (9.4) ([[https://www.debian.org/News/2018/20180310|press release]])
 * 2018-07-14: Updated (9.5) ([[https://www.debian.org/News/2018/20180714|press release]])
 * 2018-11-10: Updated (9.6) ([[https://www.debian.org/News/2018/20181110|press release]])
 * 2019-01-23: Updated (9.7) ([[https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190123|press release]])
 * 2019-02-16: Updated (9.8) ([[https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190216|press release]])
 * 2019-04-27: Updated (9.9) ([[https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190427|press release]])
 * 2019-07-06: Stretch becomes [[DebianOldStable|oldstable]]. ~-(i.e. A new stable is released: [[DebianBuster|Debian Buster]])-~
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 ''work in progress'', Read "Bits from the release teams" [[https://release.debian.org/|emails]] and [[https://release.debian.org/jessie/arch_qualify.html|arch_qualify page]] Stretch was released with 10 architecture ports as [[https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2016/10/msg00008.html|announced]] by the release team:
 * amd64
 * arm64
 * armel
 * armhf
 * i386
 * mips
 * mips64el
 * mipsel
 * ppc64el
 * s390x

See also:
 * "Bits from the release teams" [[https://release.debian.org/|emails]]
 * [[https://release.debian.org/stretch/arch_qualify.html|arch_qualify page]]
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=== #NewInStretch blog posts ===
 * [[https://michael-prokop.at/blog/2017/05/19/debian-stretch-changes-in-util-linux-newinstretch/|Changes in util-linux]] by Michael Prokop
 * [[https://michael-prokop.at/blog/2017/05/25/the-newinstretch-game-new-forensic-packages-in-debianstretch/|New forensic packages]] by Michael Prokop
 * [[https://michael-prokop.at/blog/2017/05/26/the-newinstretch-game-dbgsym-packages-in-debianstretch/|dbgsym packages]] by Michael Prokop
 * [[https://jeremy.bicha.net/2017/06/15/stretch-latest-webkitgtk/|Lastest WebKitGTK+]] by Jeremy Bicha
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 ''work in progress''
 * apt : 1.4.6
 * kernel : Linux 4.9
 * gcc : 6.3
 * [[DebianGnome|Gnome]] 3.22, [[DebianKDE|KDE]] Plasma 5.8 LTS, [[Xfce|Xfce]] 4.12
 * libc : libc6 2.24-11

=== Artwork ===

The selected artwork theme for Stretch is [[DebianArt/Themes/softWaves|softWaves]] designed by Juliette Taka Belin.
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 Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Stretch?:: She's the cowgirl modeled after the character on the fictional television show Woody's Roundup ~-(see Wikipedia [[WikiPedia:Stretch_(Toy_Story)|page]], [[WikiPedia:File:Stretch_(Toy_Story).png|picture]])-~  Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Stretch?:: see Wikipedia [[WikiPedia:List_of_Toy_Story_characters#Stretch|page]]
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## * [[DebianBuster|Debian Buster]] - The next distribution.   * [[DebianBuster|Debian Buster]] - The next distribution.

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Debian Releases > Debian Stretch


Stretch is the development codename for Debian 9. It was superseded by Debian Buster on 2019-07-06.

It is the current oldstable 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)

  • 2017-06-03: Remaining RC bugs tagged stretch-ignore or stretch-will-remove

Release and updates

Architectures

Stretch was released with 10 architecture ports as announced by the release team:

  • amd64
  • arm64
  • armel
  • armhf
  • i386
  • mips
  • mips64el
  • mipsel
  • ppc64el
  • s390x

See also:

New Features

See New In Stretch

#NewInStretch blog posts

Packages & versions

  • apt : 1.4.6
  • kernel : Linux 4.9
  • gcc : 6.3
  • Gnome 3.22, KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS, Xfce 4.12

  • libc : libc6 2.24-11

Artwork

The selected artwork theme for Stretch is softWaves designed by Juliette Taka Belin.

FAQ

Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Stretch?

see Wikipedia page

See also: