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Shortly after the code freeze is started, a <emphasis>BETA1</emphasis> image is built and released for widespread testing. During the code freeze, at least one beta image or release candidate is released every two weeks until the final release is ready. During the days preceding the final release, the release engineering team is in constant communication with the security-officer team, the documentation maintainers, and the port maintainers to ensure that all of the different components required for a successful release are available.
After the quality of the BETA images is satisfying enough, and no large and potentially risky changes are planned, the release branch is created and <emphasis>Release Candidate</emphasis> (RC) images are built from the release branch, instead of the BETA images from the STABLE branch. Also, the freeze on the STABLE branch is lifted and release branch enters a <quote>hard code freeze</quote> where it becomes much harder to justify new changes to the system unless a serious bug-fix or security issue is involved.
Final Release Checklist
When several BETA images have been made available for widespread testing and all major issues have been resolved, the final release <quote>polishing</quote> can begin.
Creating the Release Branch
In all examples below, <literal>$FSVN</literal> refers to the location of the FreeBSD Subversion repository, <literal>svn+ssh://svn.FreeBSD.org/base/</literal>.
The layout of FreeBSD branches in Subversion is described in the <link xlink:href="@@URL_RELPREFIX@@/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide/subversion-primer.html#subversion-primer-base-layout">Committer's Guide</link>. The first step in creating a branch is to identify the revision of the <literal>stable/<replaceable>X</replaceable></literal> sources that you want to branch <emphasis>from</emphasis>.
<prompt>#</prompt> <userinput>svn log -v $FSVN/stable/9</userinput>
The next step is to create the <emphasis>release branch</emphasis>
<prompt>#</prompt> <userinput>svn cp $FSVN/stable/9@REVISION $FSVN/releng/9.2</userinput>
This branch can be checked out:
<prompt>#</prompt> <userinput>svn co $FSVN/releng/9.2 src</userinput>
Creating the <literal>releng</literal> branch and <literal>release</literal> tags is done by the <link xlink:href="@@URL_RELPREFIX@@/administration.html#t-re">Release Engineering Team</link>.
_ external ref='branches-head' md5='__failed__'
<imageobject> <imagedata fileref="branches-head" align="center"/> </imageobject> <textobject> <phrase>FreeBSD Development Branch</phrase> </textobject>
_ external ref='branches-releng3' md5='__failed__'
<imageobject> <imagedata fileref="branches-releng3" align="center"/> </imageobject> <textobject> <phrase>FreeBSD 3.x STABLE Branch</phrase> </textobject>
_ external ref='branches-releng4' md5='__failed__'
<imageobject> <imagedata fileref="branches-releng4" align="center"/> </imageobject> <textobject> <phrase>FreeBSD 4.x STABLE Branch</phrase> </textobject>
_ external ref='branches-releng5' md5='__failed__'
<imageobject> <imagedata fileref="branches-releng5" align="center"/> </imageobject> <textobject> <phrase>FreeBSD 5.x STABLE Branch</phrase> </textobject>
_ external ref='branches-releng6' md5='__failed__'
<imageobject> <imagedata fileref="branches-releng6" align="center"/> </imageobject> <textobject> <phrase>FreeBSD 6.x STABLE Branch</phrase> </textobject>
_ external ref='branches-releng7' md5='__failed__'
<imageobject> <imagedata fileref="branches-releng7" align="center"/> </imageobject> <textobject> <phrase>FreeBSD 7.x STABLE Branch</phrase> </textobject>
_ external ref='branches-releng8' md5='__failed__'
<imageobject> <imagedata fileref="branches-releng8" align="center"/> </imageobject> <textobject> <phrase>FreeBSD 8.x STABLE Branch</phrase> </textobject>
_ external ref='branches-releng9' md5='__failed__'
<imageobject> <imagedata fileref="branches-releng9" align="center"/> </imageobject> <textobject> <phrase>FreeBSD 9.x STABLE Branch</phrase> </textobject>
Bumping up the Version Number
Before the final release can be tagged, built, and released, the following files need to be modified to reflect the correct version of FreeBSD:

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(itstool) path: imageobject/imagedata This is a reference to an external file such as an image or video. When the file changes, the md5 hash will change to let you know you need to update your localized copy. The msgstr is not used at all. Set it to whatever you like once you have updated your copy of the file.
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