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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

May 2022

FreeBSD 13.1

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/13.1

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 13.1 supported errata fix branch.

releng/13.0

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 13.0 supported errata fix branch.

stable/12

Open

committers

Development branch for FreeBSD 12-STABLE.

releng/12.3

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 12.3 supported errata fix branch.

releng/12.2

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 12.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/12.1

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 12.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/12.0

Frozen

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

FreeBSD 11.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/11.3

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 11.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/11.2

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 11.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/11.1

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 11.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/11.0

Frozen

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

FreeBSD 10.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/10.3

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 10.3 errata fix branch (not officialy supported).

releng/10.2

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 10.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/10.1

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 10.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/10.0

Frozen

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

FreeBSD 9.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/9.2

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 9.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/9.1

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 9.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/9.0

Frozen

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

FreeBSD 8.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/8.3

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 8.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/8.2

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 8.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/8.1

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 8.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/8.0

Frozen

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

FreeBSD 7.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/7.3

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 7.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/7.2

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 7.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/7.1

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 7.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/7.0

Frozen

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

FreeBSD 6.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/6.3

Frozen

security-of[email protected]

FreeBSD 6.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/6.2

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 6.2 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/6.1

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 6.1 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/6.0

Frozen

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

FreeBSD 5.5 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/5.4

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 5.4 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/5.3

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 5.3 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/5.2

Frozen

[email protected]

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

releng/5.1

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 5.1 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/5.0

Frozen

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

FreeBSD 4.11 errata fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.10

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 4.10 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.9

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 4.9 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.8

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 4.8 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.7

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 4.7 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.6

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 4.6 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.5

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 4.5 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.4

Frozen

[email protected]

FreeBSD 4.4 security fix branch (not officially supported).

releng/4.3

Frozen

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

FreeBSD Ports Collection.

doc/

Open

[email protected]

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 ([email protected]) : Glen Barber <[email protected]>, Konstantin Belousov <[email protected]>, Marc Fonvieille <[email protected]>, Xin Li <[email protected]>, Colin Percival <[email protected]> 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 ([email protected]) : Marcel Moolenaar <[email protected]>, Yoshihiro Takahashi <[email protected]>, Nathan Whitehorn <[email protected]>

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

Package Builders ([email protected]) : Mathieu Arnold <[email protected]>, Antoine Brodin <[email protected]>, Baptiste Daroussin <[email protected]>, Bryan Drewery <[email protected]>, René Ladan <[email protected]>, Steve Wills <[email protected]>, Tobias C. Berner <[email protected]>

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: April 20, 2022 by Glen Barber