Debian 14 will proceed the venerable Linux OS’ custom of naming releases after Toy Story characters, in keeping with an announcement on Debian Lists (opens in new tab), with the discharge after subsequent being named for the beloved Forky, the taped-together amalgam of spork and pipe cleaner from the fourth film within the Disney collection.
The Debian 14 is a great distance sooner or later, although, with a attainable launch date of 2027 if the OS sticks to its present launch cadence. Debian 12, or Bookworm (a minor character in Toy Story 3), has but to see the within of a launch server, and can hit its first milestone, the Transition and Toolchain Freeze, on January 12 2023. Following that, Debian 13 will probably be known as Trixie, for the triceratops character voiced by Kristen Schaal, and can launch in 2025. Debian 11 Bullseye (Woody’s horse) is the present launch model.
The announcement additionally places out a name for assist fixing bugs and different testing, together with eradicating software program packages attributable to bugs, and reinstating these whose bugs have been mounted to the upcoming launch. An IRC channel exists for reporting bugs, and bug-squashing events are deliberate.
Debian is the premise for Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi OS (opens in new tab), and can be out there within the Home windows Subsystem for Linux. Bookworm at present makes use of model 5.19 of the Linux kernel (as do backported variations of Bullseye, and unstable department Sid), slightly than the 6.0 kernel lately launched, or the 6.1 model (together with new Rust language (opens in new tab) help) that’s more likely to be out there when the OS is completed. This, after all, might change, because the distro continues to be in energetic growth. The experimental department kernel at present sits at 6.0.
Desktops might change too. The Gnome 43 interface, launched in September is used within the 22.10 model (opens in new tab) of Ubuntu, which makes it a wonderful candidate for Bookworm, however Gnome releases come each six months, making the March 2023 Gnome 44 launch a risk, if Bookworm continues to be accepting merges when it turns into out there.