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FreeBSD 12.2 Release Process

Introduction

This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 12.2. 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

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3 January 2020

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

Release schedule reminder

24 July 2020

17 July 2020

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

Code slush begins

28 August 2020

28 August 2020

Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the "stable/12" branch will not require explicit approval, however new features should be avoided.

"releng/12.2" branch

11 September 2020

11 September 2020

"releng/12.2" branch created; future release engineering proceeds on this branch.

BETA1 builds begin

11 September 2020

11 September 2020

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

18 September 2020

18 September 2020

Second beta test snapshot.

BETA3 builds begin

25 September 2020

25 September 2020

Third beta test snapshot.

RC1 builds begin

2 October 2020

2 October 2020

First release candidate.

RC2 builds begin

9 October 2020

9 October 2020

Second release candidate.

RC3 builds begin

16 October 2020

16 October 2020

Third release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

23 October 2020

23 October 2020

12.2-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

27 October 2020

27 October 2020

12.2-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam

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9 November 2020

"releng/12.2" 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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