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FreeBSD 11.2 Release Process

Introduction

This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 11.2. 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.

Schedule

Action

Expected

Actual

Description

Initial release schedule announcement

-

12 February 2018

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

Release schedule reminder

16 March 2018

16 March 2018

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

Code slush begins

20 April 2018

20 April 2018

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

4 May 2018

4 May 2018

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

11 May 2018

11 May 2018

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

18 May 2018

18 May 2018

Second beta test snapshot.

BETA3 builds begin

25 May 2018

25 May 2018

Third beta test snapshot.

releng/11.2 branch

1 June 2018

1 June 2018

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

RC1 builds begin

1 June 2018

1 June 2018

First release candidate.

stable/11 thaw

3 June 2018

2 June 2018

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

RC2 builds begin

8 June 2018

8 June 2018

Second release candidate.

RC3 builds begin

15 June 2018

15 June 2018

Third release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

22 June 2018

22 June 2018

11.2-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

27 June 2018

27 June 2018

11.2-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam

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18 July 2018

releng/11.2 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

"*" indicates "as-needed" items.

Additional Information