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FreeBSD 11.1 Release Process
FreeBSD {{% param localRel %}} Release Process
Introduction
This is the release schedule for FreeBSD {{% param localRel %}}. For more information about the release engineering process, please see the link:../../../releng/[Release Engineering] section of the web site.
General discussions about the pending release and known issues should be sent to the public mailto:FreeBSD-stable@FreeBSD.org[freebsd-stable] mailing list. link:{handbook}#mfc-glossary[MFC] requests are no longer being accepted.
Schedule
|Action |Expected |Actual |Description
|Initial release schedule announcement |- |14 March 2017 |Release Engineers send announcement email to developers with a rough schedule.
|Release schedule reminder |21 April 2017 |8 May 2017 |Release Engineers send reminder announcement e-mail to developers with updated schedule.
|Code slush begins |19 May 2017 |19 May 2017 |Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the {{% param localBranchStable %}} branch will not require explicit approval, however new features should be avoided.
|Code freeze begins |2 June 2017 |2 June 2017 |Release Engineers announce that all further commits to the {{% param localBranchStable %}} branch will require explicit approval. Certain blanket approvals will be granted for narrow areas of development, documentation improvements, etc.
|BETA1 builds begin |9 June 2017 |9 June 2017 |First beta test snapshot.
|BETA2 builds begin |16 June 2017 |16 June 2017 |Second beta test snapshot.
|BETA3 builds begin * |23 June 2017 |23 June 2017 |Third beta test snapshot.
|{{% param localBranchReleng %}} branch |30 June 2017 |30 June 2017 |Subversion branch created; future release engineering proceeds on this branch.
|RC1 builds begin |30 June 2017 |30 June 2017 |First release candidate.
|{{% param localBranchStable %}} thaw |2 July 2017 |30 June 2017 |The code freeze on the {{% param localBranchStable %}} branch is lifted.
|RC2 builds begin |7 July 2017 |7 July 2017 |Second release candidate.
|RC3 builds begin * |14 July 2017 |14 July 2017 |Third release candidate.
|RELEASE builds begin |21 July 2017 |21 July 2017 |{{% param localRel %}}-RELEASE builds begin.
|RELEASE announcement |26 July 2017 |26 July 2017 |{{% param localRel %}}-RELEASE press release.
|Turn over to the secteam |- |9 August 2017 |{{% param localBranchReleng %}} branch is handed over to the FreeBSD Security Officer Team in one or two weeks after the announcement.
"*" indicates "as-needed" items.
Additional Information
link:../../releng/[FreeBSD Release Engineering website]