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FreeBSD 11.3 Release Process

Introduction

This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 11.3. 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

-

21 March 2019

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

Release schedule reminder

19 April 2019

19 April 2019

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

Code slush begins

3 May 2019

3 May 2019

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

17 May 2019

17 May 2019

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

24 May 2019

24 May 2019

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

31 May 2019

31 May 2019

Second beta test snapshot.

BETA3 builds begin

7 June 2019

7 June 2019

Third beta test snapshot.

releng/11.3 branch

14 June 2019

14 June 2019

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

RC1 builds begin

14 June 2019

14 June 2019

First release candidate.

stable/11 thaw

16 June 2019

15 June 2019

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

RC2 builds begin

21 June 2019

21 June 2019

Second release candidate.

RC3 builds begin

28 June 2019

28 June 2019

Third release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

5 July 2019

5 July 2019

11.3-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

9 July 2019

9 July 2019

11.3-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam

-

24 July 2019

releng/11.3 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

"*" indicates "as-needed" items.

Additional Information