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FreeBSD 7.4 Release Process

Introduction

This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 7.4. For more information about the release engineering process, please see the Release Engineering section of the web site.

General discussions about the pending release and known issues should be sent to the public freebsd-stable mailing list. MFC requests should be sent to re@FreeBSD.org.

Schedule

Action Expected Actual Description
Initial release schedule announcement - 08October2010 Release Engineers send announcement email to developers with a rough schedule.
Release schedule reminder - Weekly Release Engineers send reminder announcement e-mail to developers with updated schedule.
Code freeze begins 28November2010 29November2010 Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the stable/7 branch will require explicit approval. Certain blanket approvals will be granted for narrow areas of development, documentation improvements, etc.
BETA1 03December2010 10December2010 First beta test snapshot.
releng/7.4 branch 15December2010 21December2010 Subversion branch created, propagated to CVS; future release engineering proceeds on this branch.
RC1 17December2010 26December2010 First release candidate.
RC2 07January2011 22January2011 Second release candidate.
RC3 28January2011 03February2011 Third release candidate.
RELEASE build 21January2011 - 7.4-RELEASE built.
RELEASE announcement 24January2011 - 7.4-RELEASE press release.
Turn over to the secteam 31January2011 - RELENG_7_4 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

Status / TODO

http://wiki.freebsd.org/Releng/7.4TODO

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