Debian 12 ‘bookworm’, the New Stable Release is Out

The Debian project announced its new stable release, Debian 12 ‘bookworm’, on Sunday!

Debian 12, code-name ‘bookworm’, was born after 1 year and 9 months of development. It has 5 years support from the security and LTS teams.

The release features Linux Kernel 6.1, and following desktop environments: Gnome 43, KDE Plasma 5.27, LXDE 11, LXQt 1.2.0, MATE 1.26, and Xfce 4.18.

Also, it introduced the new non-free-firmware source repository.  Most non-free firmware packages are now moved out of ‘non-free’, and made into the new repository.

The GRUB boot-loader now follows the rule that by default no longer run os-prober for other operating systems. Meaning installing Debian 12, other dual- or multi-boot OSes may be missing from boot-menu. See this tutorial for how to re-enable it.

Other changes in Debian 12 include:

  • 11,089 new packages added, 6,296 obsolete packages removed.
  • Re-enable Secure Boot support on ARM hardware.
  • Requires i686 or newer processor for 32-bit architecture.
  • Apache 2.4.57, BIND DNS Server 9.18, Nginx 1.22, Exim 4.96, lighthttpd 1.4.69, Samba 4.17
  • GNU Compiler Collection 12.2, LLVM/Clang toolchain 13.0.1, 14.0 (default), and 15.0.6
  • Rustc 1.63, Python 3.11.2, PHP 8.2, OpenJDK 17, Perl 5.36
  • Emacs 28.2, GIMP 2.10.34, LibreOffice 7.4, Vim 9.0, Inkscape 1.2.2.
  • GnuPG 2.2.40, MariaDB 10.11, OpenLDAP 2.5.13, OpenSSH 9.2p1, Postfix MTA 3.7, PostgreSQL 15,systemd 252

For more about Debian 12 ‘bookworm’, see the official release note.

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