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FreeBSD 10.2 Release Process


This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 10.2. 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.






Initial release schedule announcement


26 February 2015

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

Release schedule reminder

20 May 2015

21 May 2015

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

Code slush begins

19 June 2015

19 June 2015

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

3 July 2015

3 July 2015

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

10 July 2015

10 July 2015

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

17 July 2015

17 July 2015

Second beta test snapshot.

releng/10.2 branch

24 July 2015

24 July 2015

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

RC1 builds begin

24 July 2015

24 July 2015

First release candidate.

stable/10 thaw

26 July 2015

24 July 2015

The code freeze on the stable/10 branch is lifted.

RC2 builds begin

31 July 2015

31 July 2015

Second release candidate.

RC3 builds begin *

7 August 2015

7 August 2015

Third release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

14 August 2015

12 August 2015

10.2-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

17 August 2015

13 August 2015

10.2-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam


2 September 2015

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.

Additional Information

Last modified on: June 19, 2021 by Danilo G. Baio