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FreeBSD 14.1 Release Process

Introduction

This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 14.1. 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.

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 April 2024

8 April 2024

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

Code slush begins

19 April 2024

19 April 2024

Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the stable/14 branch will not require explicit approval, however new features should be avoided.

releng/14.1 branch

3 May 2024

3 May 2024

releng/14.1 branch created; future release engineering proceeds on this branch.

BETA1 builds begin

3 May 2024

3 May 2024

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

10 May 2024

10 May 2024

Second beta test snapshot.

BETA3 builds begin

17 May 2024

17 May 2024

Third beta test snapshot.

RC1 builds begin

24 May 2024

25 May 2024

Release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

31 May 2024

31 May 2024

14.1-RELEASE builds begin.

RELEASE announcement

4 June 2024

4 June 2024

14.1-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam

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releng/14.1 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

Additional Information


Last modified on: June 1, 2024 by Colin Percival