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FreeBSD 11.4 Release Process

Introduction

This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 11.4. 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

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3 January 2020

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

Release schedule reminder

20 March 2020

20 March 2020

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

Code slush begins

24 April 2020

24 April 2020

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

releng/11.4 branch

8 May 2020

8 May 2020

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

BETA1 builds begin

8 May 2020

8 May 2020

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

15 May 2020

15 May 2020

Second beta test snapshot.

RC1 builds begin

22 May 2020

22 May 2020

First release candidate.

RC2 builds begin

29 May 2020

29 May 2020

Second release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

12 June 2020

12 June 2020

11.4-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

16 June 2020

16 June 2020

11.4-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam

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22 June 2020

releng/11.4 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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