The first Fedora 9 development release isn't even out yet (Fedora 9 release schedule
), but the codename for this upcoming Red Hat release has been announced. Fedora 9 will be called Sulphur, as was announced on the Fedora list
. The codename was voted for by Fedora contributors, with other leading contenders being Sulphur, Bathysphere, Chupacabra, and even Mayonnaise. Sulphur had won by just eight votes. The Fedora 9 Alpha release is expected for next Thursday (January 31) while the final release of Fedora 9 "Sulphur" is tentatively planned for April 29, 2008.