June 8, 2023

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Debian 12 “Bookworm” Enters Hard Freeze

Debian 12 “Bookworm” Enters Hard Freeze

Debian 12 “Bookworm” Enters Hard Freeze.

Debian 12 “Bookworm” went into a soft freeze last month and is now in a hard freeze until release time.


Debian 12 is now in a strict hard freeze, and if one wants to move from Debian’s unstable release to Bookworm’s test archive, the release team will need to unblock critical packages and packages without important autopkgtest coverage.


In the hard freeze state, if a package is not critical to the OS, has sufficient autopkgtest coverage, and succeeds on all architectures without causing any regressions, the package will be unlocked after 20 days.

Debian 12 "Bookworm" Enters Hard Freeze

Debian 12 installer


More details can be found through the official update announcement.

There are currently 115 bugs against Bookworm.


Debian 12 "Bookworm" Enters Hard Freeze






When will Debian 12 release?

Historically Debian releases occur every two years or so, and the most recent release, Debian 11 (Bullseye), was released in August 2021.
It’s possible that Debian 12 (Bookworm) will be released in 2023 or 2024, but it’s best to keep an eye on the Debian website and mailing lists for official announcements regarding the release schedule.

What is main improvement of Debian 12?

As of my knowledge cutoff date of September 2021, Debian 12 (Bookworm) had not yet been released, so I don’t have specific information on the improvements that it will bring over Debian 11 (Bullseye).
However, Debian’s development process involves continuous improvement, and the release of a new version generally brings updated software packages, bug fixes, security patches, and other improvements.


It’s likely that Debian 12 will include updated versions of various software packages and libraries, as well as improvements to system stability, performance, and security.

Debian’s development team places a strong emphasis on security and stability, so it’s reasonable to expect that these areas will continue to be a focus in Debian 12.


As the release date of Debian 12 approaches, more information on its specific improvements and new features should become available through official channels, such as the Debian website and mailing lists.


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