FreeBSD 8.3 Release Engineering TODO

This is the FreeBSD 8.3 release engineering wiki page. It tracks the status of the FreeBSD 8.3 release process including schedule, branching condition, change request queues, TODO lists, known issues, and more. It is updated regularly during the release process.

Please only edit this page if you are a member of the release engineering team, or if a member of the release engineering team has asked you to do so otherwise your edits may be lost with the next update.

Release Status

8.3 has been released.

Last updated: 27 April 2012.

Release Schedule

Action

Expected

Actual

Publicly Announced

Initial release schedule announcement

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2012-01-25

2012-02-06

Release schedule reminder

2012-02-01

2012-02-05, 2012-02-12, 2012-02-14

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Code Freeze

2012-02-15

2012-02-16

2012-02-16

BETA1

2012-02-17

2012-02-17

2012-02-20

Doc tree schedule announcement

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2012-02-21

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Doc tree slush

2012-02-28

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2012-02-28

Doc tree tag

2012-03-05

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Ports tree schedule announcement

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2012-02-18

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Ports tree feature freeze

2012-03-02

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stable/8 opened again

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2012-03-05

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RC1

2012-03-02

2012-03-03

2012-03-07

RC2

2012-03-16

2012-03-18

2012-04-02

RELEASE build

2012-03-23

2012-04-10

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RELEASE announcement

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2012-04-18

CAUTION: FreeBSD Release Schedules may slip so the above dates are not guaranteed.

Branch status

Action

Status

Subversion: releng/8.3 created

2012-03-03

Subversion: release/8.3.0 created

2012-04-09

CVS: RELENG_8_3_BP created

2012-03-03

CVS: RELENG_8_3 created

2012-03-03

CVS: RELENG_8_3_0_RELEASE created

2012-04-09

CVS: ports tree tagged

2012-03-25

Tinderbox: RELENG_8_3 configured

2012-03-06

Change approval and merge guidelines

Read Releng/ChangeRequestGuidelines carefully. All requests neglecting these rules will be rejected.

Release engineering issue and patch queue

The being-fixed and still-being-researched pile

Blanket approvals

The waiting for approval pile

The additional review or revisions sought pile

The approved and queued for commit pile

Committed fix pile

After BETA1:

To releng/8.3 after stable/8 branch opened again (after RC1):

To releng/8.3 (after RC2):

The change request withdrawn pile

Rejected change request pile

To releng/8.3 (after RC2):

Unauthorized commits

Likely errata items

Leading up to the release

Projects being worked on before code freeze

Project

Developer

Status

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Projects being worked on after code freeze

Project

Developer

Status

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Known issues when the release process started

Try to document coordination and other updates not tracked anywhere else on this wiki page.

Releng/8.3TODO (last edited 2012-04-27 14:07:50 by BjoernZeeb)