After 2 years, 1 month, and 9 days of development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 11 (code namebullseye), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and the Debian Long Term Support team.
Debian 11bullseyeships with several desktop applications and environments. Amongst others it now includes the desktop environments:
- Gnome 3.38,
- KDE Plasma 5.20,
- LXDE 11,
- LXQt 0.16,
- MATE 1.24,
- Xfce 4.16.
This release contains over 11,294 new packages for a total count of 59,551 packages, along with a significant reduction of over 9,519 packages which were marked asobsoleteand removed. 42,821 packages were updated and 5,434 packages remained unchanged.
bullseyebecomes our first release to provide a Linux kernel with support for the exFAT filesystem and defaults to using it for mount exFAT filesystems. Consequently it is no longer required to use the filesystem-in-userspace implementation provided via the exfat-fuse package. Tools for creating and checking an exFAT filesystem are provided in the exfatprogs package.
Most modern printers are able to use driverless printing and scanning without the need for vendor specific (often non-free) drivers.bullseyebrings forward a new package, ipp-usb, which uses the vendor neutral IPP-over-USB protocol supported by many modern printers. This allows a USB device to be treated as a network device. The official SANE driverless backend is provided by sane-escl in libsane1, which uses the eSCL protocol.