The SparkyLinux 2021.09 project develops a lightweight distribution based on Debian 12. The Sparky team has published a new update to the distribution’s semi-rolling branch which presents users with software from Debian’s development “Bookworm” branch.
The project’s release announcement lists the following changes: “Sparky 2021.09 of the (semi-)rolling line is out; it is based on Debian Testing ‘Bookworm’. Changes: repositories set to Debian ‘Bookworm’ and Sparky ‘Orion Belt’; all packages updated as of September 17, 2021; new backgrounds: desktop, login manager, Plymouth & boot screen, etc.; Linux kernel 5.10.46 (5.14.6 & 5.15-rc1 in Sparky unstable repos); GCC 10 still as default, but GCC 11 is also installed; no more Sparky Advanced Installed GUI, the Advanced installer works in text mode only now, the first window lets you choose the standard version of the installer or DEV version with disk encryption and LVM support; ‘sparky-upgrade’ text based tool is also preinstalled in CLI ISO; packages removed from ISO: mc, gparted; new package installed: lfm; Calamares 3.2.43.” People already running the semi-rolling branch of SparkyLinux do not need to re-install.