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Debian 11 "bullseye" is officially out now

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Seeing more than two years in development, the Debian team has announced the release of Debian 11 "bullseye" as their latest major stable upgrade. One of the most important Linux distributions around, which multiple others are based upon like Ubuntu. With it being a stable release it's going to be supported for at least 5 years.

Featuring major upgrades to various desktop environments here's what you can expect from it:

  • Gnome 3.38,
  • KDE Plasma 5.20,
  • LXDE 11,
  • LXQt 0.16,
  • MATE 1.24,
  • Xfce 4.16.

This is the first major Debian release to bring support for the exFAT filesystem through a newer Linux Kernel, there's a new "ipp-usb" package to support many more modern printers with driverless printing and scanning supported, systemd has its persistent journal feature activated by default, new packaging for software related to help fight COVID-19, better Wayland support for various Asian languages with a new Fcitx 5 input method and masses more. The Debian team noted there's around 11,294 new packages included with this release.

Full release notes available on the Debian website.

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dpanter Aug 15, 2021
Released just in time for DebianDay tomorrow. August 16.
Eike Aug 15, 2021
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QuoteThis is the first major Debian release to support the exFAT filesystem

... in the kernel, was far as I understood the release mail. Before they used exfat-fuse.

I guess I'm going to wait for the first point release in a month before upgrading. Yeah, that might be conservative, but I don't wanna break anything and buster with backports is all fine for me. Still looking forward to see what has happened e.g. in KDE the last two years. :D
Bogomips Aug 15, 2021
Well python 2 disappeared so check the possible side effects (like DisplayCal that is almost out of all the linux distros now, colord-kde can help at least to put back your icc profiles).

But so far so good for me. And more devices are now detected.
Eike Aug 15, 2021
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Quoting: GuestAm I the only one wonder how this adds up to Linux Gaming except of being a Linux distro? o.O

Yes. :o)
BielFPs Aug 15, 2021
Quoting: GuestAm I the only one wonder how this adds up to Linux Gaming except of being a Linux distro?
Some people here uses Debian for gaming, and also, Debian is the base for the most favor distro Ubuntu, which is the distro where other ones (like PopOS, Mint, etc) are based from.

Besides that, it's useful to discuss here if there's some improvements / regressions about performance with games in general caused by this upgrade (is any).

Personally, the "technical" posts in this site are my favorite ones :)
t3g Aug 15, 2021
If you are a gamer, it is still better to stick with with Ubuntu/Pop_OS or Manjaro due to the udpated kernels and work into MESA that you will miss from Debian being locked down for 2 more years. You can always go with the Testing or SID branch though. If you want that bleeding edge, may as well just do Manjaro.
Purple Library Guy Aug 15, 2021
Quoting: GuestAm I the only one wonder how this adds up to Linux Gaming except of being a Linux distro? o.O
There were just articles for Elementary OS and ZorinOS and now you're asking about this?
Liam always does articles on distros. Often DEs as well. I guess they're what you play games on. And also Liam does not restrict himself--he's always said if he wants to do an article about N, he'll do an article about N. And there's nothing we can do to stop him! Bwahahaha!!!
Purple Library Guy Aug 15, 2021
So I'm a little unclear about all the complexities and drama of the different filesystems. exFAT is the filesystem that was FAT but then it went on a diet, right?
Bogomips Aug 15, 2021
Quoting: t3gIf you are a gamer, it is still better to stick with with Ubuntu/Pop_OS or Manjaro due to the udpated kernels and work into MESA that you will miss from Debian being locked down for 2 more years. You can always go with the Testing or SID branch though. If you want that bleeding edge, may as well just do Manjaro.

As a gamer I have not really encountered much problems with Debian stable. It is just a preference because I tend to use Debian on my servers.

But yes it is not a bleeding edge platform but every two years it is really nice to only be 8 month late on the Linux scene :P
Eike Aug 15, 2021
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Quoting: t3gIf you are a gamer, it is still better to stick with with Ubuntu/Pop_OS or Manjaro due to the udpated kernels and work into MESA that you will miss from Debian being locked down for 2 more years. You can always go with the Testing or SID branch though. If you want that bleeding edge, may as well just do Manjaro.

I'm using it all fine with the backports repository, containing fresh kernels and Nvidia drivers. This might not work for Mesa, though?
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