The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces that the first release candidate of PostgreSQL 13 is now available for download. As a release candidate, PostgreSQL 13 RC 1 will be mostly identical to the initial release of PostgreSQL 13, though some more fixes may be applied prior to the general availability of PostgreSQL 13.
The planned date for the general availability of PostgreSQL 13 is September 24, 2020. Please see the "Release Schedule" section for more details.
To upgrade to PostgreSQL 13 RC 1 from earlier versions of PostgreSQL, you will
need to use a major version upgrade strategy, e.g.
pg_restore. For more information, please visit the documentation
section on upgrading.
Several bug fixes were applied for PostgreSQL 13 during the Beta 3 period. These include:
For a detailed list of fixes, please visit the open items page.
This is the first release candidate for PostgreSQL 13. Unless an issue is discovered that warrants a delay or to produce an additional release candidate, PostgreSQL 13 should be made generally available on September 24, 2020.
For further information please see the Beta Testing page.