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Debian 'Bullseye' enters final phase before release as team debates whether it will be last to work on i386 architecture


Debian 11, codenamed "Bullseye", has entered the first freeze stage, meaning no large or disruptive changes, or new package transitions (merging, splitting, renaming or removing) are allowed. The 32-bit i386 architecture is part of the release but may not be in Debian 12, codenamed "Bookworm".

The Debian project comes up with a new major release approximately every two years. The release date for Bullseye has not yet been determined, but hard freeze is scheduled for mid-March, according to the the release team.

Debian is one of the most significant Linux distros since it is not only popular in its own right, but is also used as the basis for Ubuntu and many others.

"We are missing the Bug Squashing parties," said the release team's Paul Gevers. He added that "there are quite a few bugs that are relatively easy to fix by NMU [non-maintainer upload] and we normally don ...


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