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Release Engineering Information

Upcoming Release Schedule

Note: Release dates are approximate and may be subject to schedule slippage.

Date Event Information

December 2021

FreeBSD 12.3

Target Schedule

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 14.0-CURRENT.

stable/13

Open

committers

Development branch for FreeBSD 13-STABLE.

releng/13.0

Frozen

so@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 13.0 supported errata fix branch.

stable/12

Open

committers

Development branch for FreeBSD 12-STABLE.

releng/12.3

Frozen

re@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 12.3 supported errata fix branch.

releng/12.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 12.2 supported errata fix branch.

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).

stable/10

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for 10-STABLE (not officially supported).

releng/10.4

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 10.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/10.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 10.3 errata fix branch (not officialy supported).

releng/10.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 10.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/10.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 10.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/10.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 10.0 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

stable/9

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for FreeBSD 9-STABLE (not officially supported).

releng/9.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 9.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/9.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 9.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/9.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 9.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/9.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 9.0 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

stable/8

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for 8-STABLE (not officially supported).

releng/8.4

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 8.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/8.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 8.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/8.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 8.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/8.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 8.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/8.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 8.0 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

stable/7

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for 7-STABLE (not officially supported).

releng/7.4

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 7.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/7.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 7.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/7.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 7.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/7.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 7.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/7.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 7.0 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

stable/6

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for 6-STABLE (not officially supported).

releng/6.4

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 6.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/6.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 6.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/6.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 6.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/6.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 6.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/6.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 6.0 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

stable/5

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for 5-STABLE (not officially supported).

releng/5.5

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 5.5 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/5.4

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 5.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/5.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 5.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/5.2

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 5.2 / 5.2.1 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/5.1

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 5.1 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/5.0

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 5.0 security fix branch (not officially supported).

stable/4

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for 4-STABLE (not officially supported).

releng/4.11

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 4.11 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.10

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 4.10 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.9

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 4.9 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.8

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 4.8 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.7

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 4.7 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.6

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 4.6 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.5

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 4.5 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.4

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 4.4 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.3

Frozen

security-officer@FreeBSD.org

FreeBSD 4.3 security fix branch (not officially supported).

stable/3

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for 3-STABLE (not officially supported).

stable/2.2

Open

committers

Maintenance branch for 2.2-STABLE (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.

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) : Glen Barber <gjb@FreeBSD.org>, Konstantin Belousov <kib@FreeBSD.org>, Bryan Drewery <bdrewery@FreeBSD.org>, Marc Fonvieille <blackend@FreeBSD.org>, Xin Li <delphij@FreeBSD.org>, Colin Percival <cperciva@FreeBSD.org>, Hiroki Sato <hrs@FreeBSD.org>, Gleb Smirnoff <glebius@FreeBSD.org> form the primary release engineering decision-making group.

The builders release engineering team is responsible for building and packaging FreeBSD releases on the various supported platforms.

Builders REs (re-builders@FreeBSD.org) : Marcel Moolenaar <marcel@FreeBSD.org>, Yoshihiro Takahashi <nyan@FreeBSD.org>, Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn@FreeBSD.org>

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

Package Builders (portmgr@FreeBSD.org) : Mathieu Arnold <mat@FreeBSD.org>, Antoine Brodin <antoine@FreeBSD.org>, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt@FreeBSD.org>, Bryan Drewery <bdrewery@FreeBSD.org>, René Ladan <rene@FreeBSD.org>, Steve Wills <swills@FreeBSD.org>, Tobias C. Berner <tcberner@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.