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Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish” Is Now Officially Open for Development

Now that Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth dubbed Ubuntu 18.10 as the “Cosmic Cuttlefish,” it’s time for the development cycle to kick off officially, and it looks like there’s some under-the-hood change to start with, including the final GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 8.1.0 release, as well as the transition to ncurses. It also looks like the Ubuntu development team plans to migrate to newer technologies for the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) release. These include the GCC 8 as default system compiler, a change that should be implemented sometime next month or in July, OpenJDK 11 the default JRE/JDK, and Python 3.7 as default Python implementation.