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FreeBSD 10.1 Release Process


This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 10.1. 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






Initial release schedule announcement


10 July 2014

Release Engineers send announcement email to developers with a rough schedule.

Release schedule reminder

10 August 2014

10 August 2014

Release Engineers send reminder announcement e-mail to developers with updated schedule.

Code slush begins

22 August 2014

22 August 2014

Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the stable/10 branch will not require explicit approval, however new features should be avoided.

Code freeze begins

5 September 2014

5 September 2014

Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the stable/10 branch will require explicit approval. Certain blanket approvals will be granted for narrow areas of development, documentation improvements, etc.

BETA1 builds begin

12 September 2014

12 September 2014

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

19 September 2014

19 September 2014

Second beta test snapshot.

BETA3 builds begin

26 September 2014

26 September 2014

Third beta test snapshot.

releng/10.1 branch

3 October 2014

3 October 2014

Subversion branch created; future release engineering proceeds on this branch.

RC1 builds begin

3 October 2014

3 October 2014

First release candidate.

RC2 builds begin

10 October 2014

10 October 2014

Second release candidate.

RC3 builds begin

17 October 2014

21 October 2014

Third release candidate.

RC4 builds begin *

29 October 2014

30 October 2014

Fourth release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

24 October 2014
5 November 2014
12 November 2014

11 November 2014

10.1-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

29 October 2014
10 November 2014
19 November 2014

14 November 2014

10.1-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam


26 November 2014

releng/10.1 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

"*" indicates late additions to the schedule.

Additional Information

Last modified on: February 6, 2024 by Paul Ivanov