Debian “bookworm” Release Information
The code name for the next major Debian release after bullseye is
This release started as a copy of bullseye, and is currently in a state
This means that things should not break as badly as in unstable or
experimental distributions, because packages are allowed to enter this
distribution only after a certain period of time has passed, and when they
don't have any release-critical bugs filed against them.
Please note that security updates for
testing distribution are
not yet managed by the security team. Hence,
not get security updates in a timely manner.
You are encouraged to switch your
sources.list entries from testing to bullseye for the time being if you
need security support. See also the entry in the
Security Team's FAQ for
There may be a draft of the release notes available. Please also check the proposed additions to the release notes.
For installation images and documentation about how to install
see the Debian-Installer page.
To find out more about how the
testing distribution works, check
the developers' information about it.
People often ask if there is a single release
Unfortunately there isn't one, but we can refer you to several places
that describe things needed to be dealt with for the release to happen:
- Generic release status page
- Release-critical bugs
- Base system bugs
- Bugs in standard and task packages
In addition, general status reports are posted by the release manager to the debian-devel-announce mailing list.