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Introduction

This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 10.4. 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 are no longer being accepted.

Schedule

Action

Expected

Actual

Description

Initial release schedule announcement

-

29 May 2017

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

Release schedule reminder

28 June 2017

28 June 2017

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

Code slush begins

28 July 2017

31 July 2017

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

11 August 2017

11 August 2017

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

18 August 2017

18 August 2017

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

25 August 2017

25 August 2017

Second beta test snapshot.

BETA3 builds begin *

1 September 2017

1 September 2017

Third beta test snapshot.

BETA4 builds begin *

8 September 2017

8 September 2017

Fourth beta test snapshot.

releng/10.4 branch

15 September 2017

15 September 2017

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

RC1 builds begin

15 September 2017

15 September 2017

First release candidate.

stable/10 thaw

17 September 2017

17 September 2017

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

RC2 builds begin

22 September 2017

22 September 2017

Second release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

29 September 2017

29 September 2017

10.4-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

3 October 2017

3 October 2017

10.4-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam

11 October 2017

11 October 2017

releng/10.4 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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