In a statement, the project said Bullseye would be supported for five years. It includes the following desktop environments: GNOME 3.38, KDE Plasma 5.20, LXDE 11, LXQt 0.16, MATE 1.24 and Xfce 4.16.
Debian, which has a community of more 1000 developers from around the world, supports more architectures than any other Linux distribution.
There are 11,294 new packages, bringing the total in the archives to 59,551 packages. More than 9519 packages have been marked "obsolete" and removed, while 42,821 packages have been updated and 5434 packages have stayed as such.
Bullseye is the first Debian release to provide a kernel with support for the exFAT filesystem and defaults to using it for mount exFAT filesystems. Thus, 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.
Debian has three streams of development. The stable version adds security updates during its lifetime; however, one is stuck with quite old software until a new version lands.
There is a second stream called testing, in which the software is much more recent and things are not overly prone to breakage.
A third stream, unstable, is meant for highly experienced users, people who can keep fixing their systems if they break.