GRUB 2.11 will be the successor to 2.06 and will arrive in a year

GRUB 2.11

Just yesterday he commented I do not like to read the word GRUB much because of the bad memories I have when I took my first steps in Linux, although it is clear that there is no reason to fear it. Yesterday's information told us about the v2.06 of the bootloader, which arrived a year late but with corrections in BootHole, among others, and today it is news again, but for a very different reason. In what seems a surprise, or not if we consider that with GNOME 40 it has been worse, the next version will be GRUB 2.11, and not 2.07 as might have been expected.

The reason that the GNOME project gave for the jump from 3.38 to 40 was that GTK was going to use 4 in its latest version, so they preferred not to give rise to confusion and called the latest version of their desktop (Shell and apps ) GNOME 40. Now, the bootloader developers have decided do something similar, but in this case to avoid zeros to the left of the decimal part.

GRUB 2.11 is coming in 2022

Skip versions between 2.07 and 2.10 to avoid leading zeros in the minor version number. This way, version analysis in scripts should be easier.

It has already been confirmed that the tree has been opened / thawed to receive new code. Now they have to examine all the patches that have been collected in the last few months to decide what to merge. The next version of GRUB is expected to come out in the first half of 2022.

Among the new features that are being discussed and expected to include GRUB 2.11 we have Argon2 support for LUKS2, OSProber support for LUKS2, and others. (U) EFI related enhancements. Considering that there is still a year to go until the stable release, there may still be significant noteworthy changes, at which point LxA will release all related information as usual.


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