The Debian development team has set the release date for the upcoming version 11 (“Bullseye”) of the Linux distribution Debian on August 14, 2021. “To avoid doubts: this is no longer a provisional date,” emphasized developer Paul Gevers and thanked everyone who would have made this release date possible.
“Bullseye” remains very close to the two-year cycle between two releases that the developers are aiming for: Debian 10 (“Buster”) was released on July 6, 2019. The – expressly provisional – date for the Debian 11 release was initially July 31st.
Changes only in exceptional cases
The last phase of the development cycle had started on July 17th with the “Full Freeze”. Packages that want to find their way into the upcoming version of the Linux distribution now require explicit approval (“manual unblock”) by the Debian release team.
Since the official announcement of the release date, the team has been checking incoming unblock requests even more strictly than before; Details can be obtained from the developers of the Announcement on the debian-devel-announce mailing list remove. In addition, August 3rd at 2 p.m. was set as the deadline according to our time zone, up to which unblock requests can still be transmitted.
If you want to take part in a “bullseye” release party or organize one after your work or impatient waiting, you can find more information on a specially set up info page to.