Debian just started "freezing" the distribution, which is what happens in the time leading up to a new release.
The upcoming release will be Debian 11, codenamed "bullseye".
Reading the announcement made me think of how upgrading my server (which runs Debian stable) over the years has been quite uneventful.
Here are my upgrade notes over the years:
- 2019: Debian 10 (buster)
- 2017: Debian 9 (stretch)
- 2015: Debian 8 (jessie)
- 2013: Debian 7 (wheezy)
- 2011: Debian 6 (squeeze)
- (2009: Debian 5 (lenny))
- 2007: Debian 4 (etch)
I didn't write about upgrading to 5 (lenny), and the note on 4 (etch) is ambigious; Debian keeps on trucking, which is great.