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FreeBSD 13.2 Release Process


This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 13.2. 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.


Action Expected Actual Description

Initial release schedule announcement


19 August 2022

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

Release schedule reminder

16 January 2023


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

Code slush begins

27 January 2023


Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the stable/13 branch will not require explicit approval, however new features should be avoided.

releng/13.2 branch

10 February 2023


releng/13.2 branch created; future release engineering proceeds on this branch.

BETA1 builds begin

10 February 2023


First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

17 February 2023


Second beta test snapshot.

BETA3 builds begin*

24 February 2023


Third beta test snapshot.

RC1 builds begin

3 March 2023


First release candidate.

RC2 builds begin

10 March 2023


Second release candidate.

RC3 builds begin*

17 March 2023


Third release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

24 March 2023


13.2-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

27 March 2023


13.2-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam



releng/13.2 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

"*" indicates "as-needed" items.

Additional Information

Last modified on: September 7, 2022 by Glen Barber