Two months after the previous update, the project behind one of the most important Linux distributions has launched Debian 10.8. This is Buster's eighth point update, the codename this edition uses since it was released. to launch for the first time in July 2019. As noted at the beginning of the note, the dot release does not constitute a new version of Debian 10.
Debian dot updates, like those for LTS versions of Ubuntu, are actually new images that include fixes and small improvements introduced from the moment the previous image was launched, which in this case was 10.7 and they delivered it to us at the beginning of December. Changes and bug fixes include security updates to all types of packages, the latest version of Steam, an updated NVIDIA driver package, and time zone data has been updated, among other things. The full list of changes is available at this link.
Debian 10.8 paves the way for Bullseye
Debian 10.8 has also improved compilation scripts that allow release images to be compiled significantly more in parallel and thus new releases can be produced much faster than previous releases. This has been confirmed to have worked much faster this time.
The next version should be Debian 10.9 and should arrive in April. Debian 11 will arrive later, codenamed Bullseye, whose development has already entered the essential freeze, a step that will be followed by the strongest freeze (hard freeze) in mid-March. The operating system will have a stable version during the summer, but Debian will not tell us the exact release date until they verify that everything is correct and the system is ready to work without problems.