The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces that the first release candidate of PostgreSQL 14 is now available for download. As a release candidate, PostgreSQL 14 RC 1 will be mostly identical to the initial release of PostgreSQL 14, though some more fixes may be applied prior to the general availability of PostgreSQL 14.
The planned date for the general availability of PostgreSQL 14 is September 30, 2021. Please see the "Release Schedule" section for more details.
To upgrade to PostgreSQL 14 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 14 during the Beta 3 period. These include:
EXPLAIN VERBOSEfailing on a query with
SEARCH BREADTH FIRST.
CREATE STATISTICSnow rejects single variable expressions.
SELECT DISTINCT ROWwould error.
For a detailed list of fixes, please visit the open items page.
This is the first release candidate for PostgreSQL 14. Unless an issue is discovered that warrants a delay or to produce an additional release candidate, PostgreSQL 14 should be made generally available on September 30, 2021.
For further information please see the Beta Testing page.