Debian are expected to release their next version, ‘Bullseye’, in the next few months, with it already in bugfix mode, so to get head of things (like with Debian Buster), there’s already a testing release of Sympl for Bullseye.
All the features are there, with a few reasonably small changes, most notably:
- Exim configuration has been updated to the new Exim 4.94 which includes a fair number of changes behind the scenes to improve security.
- The Apache VHost mod which was used by the mass hosting configuration in Symbiosis has been retired, as it’s not been needed for some time.
- Webalizer which is no longer in the Debian distro, has been replaced by a fork of it, named AWFFull
- Removed mentions of the deprecated php-mcrypt package as well as the old symbiosis packages, with dependencies being tidied up a little.
As well as this, there’s a new testing suite being built, which will ensure compatibility is retained both forward and backward, testing each function end-to-end to ensure releases are consistent and nothing is obviously broken before it reaches the testing branch from the new ‘unstable’ development branch.