I currently have PostgreSQL 12.x installed. I'm putting off my Windows re-installation for the PostgreSQL 14 release, because I want to skip the entire generation 13 for superstitious reasons. Yes, you heard that right. I'm seriously so scared of running a "13" version that I've gone out of my way to avoid it, waiting forever for PG 14. Since it will require a scary dump/restore, I also want to avoid doing that twice in "short" succession.
A Note on the PostgreSQL 14 Beta
This release marks the third beta release of PostgreSQL 14 and puts the community one step closer to general availability tentatively around the end of the third quarter.
I also found this: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/14/release-14.html
Release date: 2021-??-?? (AS OF 2021-06-20)
Is that likely to be updated regularly? Or will it simply be set once it actually is released?
I'm trying to be able to auto-fetch a target date so that I can auto-put the PG 14 release in my calendar and "countdown" so that I can look forward to it.
The "around the end of the third quarter" claim sounds like it's due soon, but if it's not even in "RC" mode yet, that doesn't sound too promising to me.
PS: No matter how solid and problem-free 13.x is claimed to be, I still cannot shake the feeling that it will corrupt all my data permanently.