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FreeBSD 13.3 Release Process

Introduction

This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 13.3. 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 should be sent to re@FreeBSD.org following the Change Request Guidelines.

Schedule

Action Expected Actual Description

Initial release schedule announcement

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20 December 2023

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

Release schedule reminder

8 January 2024

8 January 2024

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

Code slush begins

19 January 2024

19 January 2024

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

releng/13.3 branch

2 February 2024

2 February 2024

releng/13.3 branch created; future release engineering proceeds on this branch.

BETA1 builds begin

2 February 2024

2 February 2024

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

9 February 2024

9 February 2024

Second beta test snapshot.

BETA3 builds begin

16 February 2024

16 February 2024

Third beta test snapshot.

RC1 builds begin

23 February 2024

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First release candidate.

RC2 builds begin*

1 March 2024

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Second release candidate.

RC3 builds begin*

8 March 2024

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Third release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

15 March 2024

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13.3-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

19 March 2024

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13.3-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam

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releng/13.3 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

"*" indicates "as-needed" items.

Additional Information


Last modified on: February 16, 2024 by Colin Percival