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FreeBSD 11.1 Release Process

Introduction

This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 11.1. 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 are no longer being accepted.

Schedule

Action

Expected

Actual

Description

Initial release schedule announcement

-

14 March 2017

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

Release schedule reminder

21 April 2017

8 May 2017

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

Code slush begins

19 May 2017

19 May 2017

Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the stable/11 branch will not require explicit approval, however new features should be avoided.

Code freeze begins

2 June 2017

2 June 2017

Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the stable/11 branch will require explicit approval. Certain blanket approvals will be granted for narrow areas of development, documentation improvements, etc.

BETA1 builds begin

9 June 2017

9 June 2017

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

16 June 2017

16 June 2017

Second beta test snapshot.

BETA3 builds begin *

23 June 2017

23 June 2017

Third beta test snapshot.

releng/11.1 branch

30 June 2017

30 June 2017

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

RC1 builds begin

30 June 2017

30 June 2017

First release candidate.

stable/11 thaw

2 July 2017

30 June 2017

The code freeze on the stable/11 branch is lifted.

RC2 builds begin

7 July 2017

7 July 2017

Second release candidate.

RC3 builds begin *

14 July 2017

14 July 2017

Third release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

21 July 2017

21 July 2017

11.1-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

26 July 2017

26 July 2017

11.1-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam

-

9 August 2017

releng/11.1 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

"*" indicates "as-needed" items.

Additional Information