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Release Engineering Information

Upcoming Release Schedule

As of 2024-06-04, the next release has not yet been announced.

Code-Freeze Status

This table lists the code freeze status for major branches of the src/ repository of the FreeBSD Git repositories. Commits to any branch listed as "frozen" must first be reviewed and approved by the relevant contact party. The status of other repositories such as ports/ and doc/ is also provided below.

Branch Status Contact Notes

main

Open

committers

Active development branch for 15.0-CURRENT.

stable/14

Open

committers

Development branch for FreeBSD 14-STABLE.

releng/14.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 14.1 supported errata fix branch.

releng/14.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 14.0 supported errata fix branch.

stable/13

Open

committers

Development branch for FreeBSD 13-STABLE.

releng/13.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 13.3 supported errata fix branch.

releng/13.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 13.2 supported errata fix branch.

releng/13.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 13.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/13.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 13.0 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

stable/12

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for FreeBSD 12-STABLE (not officially supported).

releng/12.4

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 12.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/12.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 12.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/12.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 12.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/12.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 12.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/12.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 12.0 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

stable/11

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for FreeBSD 11-STABLE (not officially supported).

releng/11.4

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 11.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/11.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 11.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/11.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 11.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/11.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 11.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/11.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 11.0 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

Repository

Status

Contact

Notes

ports/

Open

portmgr@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD Ports Collection.

doc/

Open

freebsd-doc@FreeBSD.org

ASCIIDoc-based documentation set.

(Branches corresponding to FreeBSD 10.x and earlier are of historical interest only, and are omitted from the table above.)

Release Engineering Documentation

  • FreeBSD Release Engineering
    This document details the approach used by the FreeBSD release engineering team to make production-quality releases of the FreeBSD Operating System. It describes the tools available for those interested in producing customized FreeBSD releases for corporate rollouts or commercial productization.

Release Engineering Team

The primary release engineering team is responsible for approving MFC requests during code freezes, setting release schedules, and all of the other responsibilities laid out in our charter.

Primary RE Team (re@FreeBSD.org) : Konstantin Belousov <kib@FreeBSD.org>, Dave Cottlehuber <dch@FreeBSD.org>, Marc Fonvieille <blackend@FreeBSD.org>, John Hixson <jhixson@FreeBSD.org>, Xin Li <delphij@FreeBSD.org>, Ed Maste <emaste@FreeBSD.org>, Mahdi Mokhtari <mmokhi@FreeBSD.org>, Colin Percival <cperciva@FreeBSD.org>, Doug Rabson <dfr@FreeBSD.org>, Muhammad Moinur Rahman <bofh@FreeBSD.org> form the primary release engineering decision-making group.

The third party packages in the Ports Collection are managed by the pkgmgr@ team. Among many other responsibilities, the package managers keep the ports cluster running smoothly to produce binary packages.

Package Builders (pkgmgr@FreeBSD.org) : Antoine Brodin <antoine@FreeBSD.org>, Bryan Drewery <bdrewery@FreeBSD.org>

Old Releases

The FreeBSD Project does not maintain a complete archive of old release ISO images, but many of them are available at ftp://ftp-archive.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/.

Older releases that are no longer present on any FTP mirror might still be available from CD-ROM vendors.


Last modified on: June 17, 2024 by Colin Percival