Debian 10 (Buster) – Release Date and Features


Debian 10 is now in Full freeze (2019-03-12) and is expected to be released in mid-2019 while we look at periods of previous Debian releases.

Buster Life Cycle

2014-11-09: Distribution codename
2017-06-17: Stretch is released, and buster becomes testing
2019-01-12: Transition freeze
2019-02-12: Soft freeze
2019-03-12: Full freeze

Supported architectures

Debian 10 officially supports following architectures

i386 & AMD 64-bit architectures
64-bit ARM (arm64)
ARM EABI (armel)
ARMv7 (EABI hard-float ABI, armhf)
MIPS (mips (big-endian) and mipsel (little-endian))
64-bit little-endian MIPS (mips64el)
64-bit little-endian PowerPC (ppc64el)
IBM System z (s390x)


You can download the weekly build by clicking on the below link.

Download Debian 10 (Buster) Weekly Builds


This release comes with over 51687 packages, 20% more than Debian 9 (Stretch) and about 57% of packages have been updated. Linux kernel v4.19 will be the default kernel in Debian 10.

As usual, Debian 10 includes the desktop environments GNOME 3.22, KDE Plasma 5.8, LXDE, LXQt 0.11, MATE 1.16, and Xfce 4.12.

  • AppArmor enabled per default
  • Wayland by default with GNOME 3
  • Improved man pages for German-speaking users
  • nftables framework becomes the default network filter framework
  • Cryptsetup defaults to on-disk LUKS2 format
  • LibreOffice is upgraded to version 6.1
  • Calligra is upgraded to 3.1
  • GNUcash is upgraded to 3.4


Don’t wait for Debian 10 stable release. Try the weekly builds today.