Following the release of Ubuntu 19.04 last month, we found out that the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 codename begins with the word Eoan which is an adjective defined as “of, or relating to, the dawn”. Since then, followers of the popular Linux distribution have been waiting to see what noun would be picked for the codename, and now we have it - Ermine.
According to Britannica.com, an Ermine is defined as the following:
“Ermine, (Mustela erminea), also called stoat, short-tailed weasel, or Bonaparte weasel, northern weasel species in the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae. The species is called ermine especially during its winter white colour phase.”
Ubuntu 19.10 will be the final release before Ubuntu 20.04 LTS so Canonical will want to make sure that it starts smoothing down any rough edges in this version. When it's made available on October 17, 2019, users should expect it to come bundled with the Linux 5.3 kernel, GNOME 3.34, and a new installer which better supports the ZFS file system. Of course, the firm is also likely to carry on improving its new package distribution system, Snap, which is intended to make programs easier to install.
Be sure to keep your eyes open as we approach some interesting milestones in the release cycle such as the availability of the beta and details on the new set of wallpapers that Canonical decides to bundle.