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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 It was superseded by Debian Buster on 2019-07-06.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: