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FreeBSD 9.2 Release Process


This is the release schedule for FreeBSD 9.2. 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 should be sent to






Initial release schedule announcement


23 June 2013

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

Release schedule reminder

1 July 2013

4 July 2013

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

Code slush begins

6 July 2013

6 July 2013

Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the stable/9 branch will not require explicit approval, however new features should be avoided.

Code freeze begins

12 July 2013

12 July 2013

Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the stable/9 branch will require explicit approval. Certain blanket approvals will be granted for narrow areas of development, documentation improvements, etc.

BETA1 builds begin

19 July 2013

19 July 2013

First beta test snapshot.

BETA2 builds begin

26 July 2013

26 July 2013

Second beta test snapshot.

releng/9.2 branch

1 August 2013

3 August 2013

Subversion branch created; future release engineering proceeds on this branch.

RC1 builds begin

2 August 2013

3 August 2013

First release candidate.

RC2 builds begin

9 August 2013

15 August 2013

Second release candidate.

RC3 builds begin

16 August 2013

24 August 2013

Third release candidate.

RC4 builds begin

31 August 2013

11 September 2013

Fourth release candidate.

RELEASE builds begin

23 August 2013
6 September 2013

26 September 2013

9.2-RELEASE built.

RELEASE announcement

31 August 2013
14 September 2013

30 September 2013

9.2-RELEASE press release.

Turn over to the secteam


15 October 2013

releng/9.2 branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.

Additional Information

Last modified on: February 6, 2024 by Paul Ivanov