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 * Installation Guide: [[https://www.debian.org/releases/buster/installmanual]]
 * Release Notes: [[https://www.debian.org/releases/buster/releasenotes]]
  * In particular, the steps to upgrade from [[DebianStretch|stretch]]: [[https://www.debian.org/releases/buster/amd64/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html|amd64]], [[https://www.debian.org/releases/buster/i386/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html|i386]]
 * Download CD: [[https://www.debian.org/CD/]]
 * Release information: [[https://www.debian.org/releases/buster/]]
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 Q) What lines should I use in /etc/apt/sources.list for buster?:: For most people, the [[http://deb.debian.org/|deb.debian.org]] mirror network is recommended:
  {{{
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free
}}}

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Debian Releases > Debian Buster


Buster is the development codename for Debian 10.

It is the current stable distribution.

Debian Buster Life cycle

Before the release

  • 2014-11-09: Distribution codename announced

  • 2017-06-17: Stretch is released, and buster becomes testing

  • 2019-01-12: Transition freeze (announced)

  • 2019-02-12: Soft freeze
  • 2019-03-12: Full freeze

See the explanation of freeze types for details.

Release and updates

Architectures

Buster was released with 10 architecture ports as announced by the release team:

  • amd64
  • arm64
  • armel
  • armhf
  • i386
  • mips
  • mips64el
  • mipsel
  • ppc64el
  • s390x
  • See also:
  • "Bits from the release teams" emails

  • arch_qualify page

New Features

See New In Buster

Packages & versions

Desktop environnments

  • Cinnamon 3.8,
  • GNOME 3.30,
  • KDE Plasma 5.14,
  • LXDE 0.99.2,
  • LXQt 0.14,
  • MATE 1.20,
  • Xfce 4.12.

Applications

Here are some of the numerous applications Buster includes:

  • Apache 2.4.38
  • Apt 1.8.2
  • Chromium 73.0
  • Emacs 26.1
  • Firefox 60.7 (in the firefox-esr package)
  • GIMP 2.10.8
  • GNU Compiler Collection 7.4 and 8.3
  • GnuPG 2.2
  • Inkscape 0.92.4
  • LibreOffice 6.1

  • Linux kernel 4.19 series
  • MariaDB 10.3
  • OpenJDK 11
  • Perl 5.28
  • PHP 7.3
  • PostgreSQL 11
  • Python 3 3.7.2
  • Ruby 2.5.1
  • Rustc 1.34
  • Samba 4.9
  • systemd 241
  • Thunderbird 60.7.2
  • Vim 8.1
  • more than 59,000 other ready-to-use software packages

Artwork

The selected artwork theme for Buster is futurePrototype, designed by Alex Makas.

FAQ

Q) Which ''Toy Story'' character is Buster?

see Wikipedia page

See also