FreeBSD 7.0 Release Process
This is a specific schedule for the release of FreeBSD 7.0. For more general information about the release engineering process, please see the Release Engineering section of the web site.
|Reminder announcement||TBD||15 Oct 2007||Release Engineers send announcement email to developers with a rough schedule for the FreeBSD 7.0 release.|
|Announce the Ports Freeze||23 Oct 2007||23 Oct 2007||Someone from portmgr@ should email freebsd-ports@ to set a date for the week long ports freeze and tagging of the ports tree.|
|Code freeze begins||18 June 2007||19 June 2007||After this date, all commits to HEAD must be approved by re@FreeBSD.org. Certain highly active documentation committers are exempt from this rule for routine man page / release note updates. Heads-up emails should be sent to the developers, as well as stable@ and qa@ lists.|
|Announce doc/ tree slush||TBD||19 Nov 2007||Notification of the impending doc/ tree slush should be sent to doc@.|
|Ports tree frozen||30 Oct 2007||30 Oct 2007||Only approved commits will be permitted to the ports/ tree during the freeze.|
|doc/ tree slush||25 Nov 2007||25 Nov 2007||Non-essential commits to the en_US.ISO8859-1/ subtree should be delayed from this point until after the doc/ tree tagging, to give translation teams time to synchronize their work.|
|doc/ tree tagged.||5 Dec 2007||5 Dec 2007||Version number bumps for doc/ subtree. RELEASE_7_0_0 tag for doc/. doc/ slush ends at this time.|
|RELENG_7 branch||--||11 Oct 2007||The new major version branch is created. Update newvers.sh and release.ent on various branches involved.|
|BETA1 builds||17 Oct 2007||19 Oct 2007||Begin BETA1 builds.|
|BETA2 builds||31 Oct 2007||31 Oct 2007||Begin BETA2 builds.|
|BETA3 builds||14 Nov 2007||16 Nov 2007||Begin BETA3 builds.|
|BETA4 builds||28 Nov 2007||2 Dec 2007||Begin BETA4 builds.|
|RELENG_7_0 branch||12 Dec 2007||22 Dec 2007||The new release branch is created. Update newvers.sh and release.ent on various branches involved.|
|RC1 builds||12 Dec 2007||22 Dec 2007||Begin RC1 builds.|
|RC2 builds||28 Jan 2008||7 Feb 2008||Begin RC2 builds.|
|Ports tree tagged||14 Dec 2007||11 Dec 2007||RELEASE_7_0_0 tag for ports/.|
|Ports tree unfrozen||14 Dec 2007||11 Dec 2007||After the ports/ tree is tagged, the ports/ tree will be re-opened for commits, but commits made after tagging will not go in 7.0-RELEASE.|
|Final package build starts||14 Dec 2007||12 Dec 2007||The ports cluster and pointyhat build final packages.|
|RELEASE builds||11 Feb 2008||23 Feb 2008||Begin RELEASE builds.|
|Announcement||26 Feb 2008||27 Feb 2008||Announcement sent out after a majority of the mirrors have received the bits.|
|Turn over to the secteam||TBD||5 Mar 2008||RELENG_7_0 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.|
- FreeBSD 7.0 developer todo list.
- FreeBSD 7.0 Code Freeze Commit Approval List.
- FreeBSD Release Engineering website.
Last modified on: May 15, 2021 by Allan Jude