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FreeBSD 10.2 Release Process


This is the release schedule for FreeBSD10.2. 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 are no longer being accepted at this time.


Action Expected Actual Description
Initial release schedule announcement - 26February2015 Release Engineers send announcement email to developers with a rough schedule.
Release schedule reminder 20May2015 21May2015 Release Engineers send reminder announcement e-mail to developers with updated schedule.
Code slush begins 19June2015 19June2015 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 3July2015 3July2015 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 10July2015 10July2015 First beta test snapshot.
BETA2 builds begin 17July2015 17July2015 Second beta test snapshot.
releng/10.2 branch 24July2015 24July2015 Subversion branch created; future release engineering proceeds on this branch.
RC1 builds begin 24July2015 24July2015 First release candidate.
stable/10thaw 26July2015 24July2015 The code freeze on the stable/10 branch is lifted.
RC2 builds begin 31July2015 31July2015 Second release candidate.
RC3 builds begin* 7August2015 7August2015 Third release candidate.
RELEASE builds begin 14August2015 12August2015 10.2-RELEASE builds begin.
RELEASE announcement 17August2015 13August2015 10.2-RELEASE press release.
Turn over to the secteam - 2September2015 releng/10.2 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

"*" indicates "as-needed" items.

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