A final kernel version is decided upon and built. Focus shifts from development to testing.
finnix-release package is updated and uploaded. ISOs are produced from NEALE, and from this point, any build produced is considered a true release candidate. If release-critical bugs are found, they are dealt with via individual package updates to the RC NEALE environment, rather than a new full NEALE build. Testing matrix begins.
Final ISOs are mastered, and a go/no-go is decided for release.
ISOs are uploaded to the master rsync server, to allow 24 hours for mirrors to sync.
Torrent RSS updated
The BitTorrent RSS feeds are updated to point to the new release.
Release announcement draft prepared.
Announcements, etc, etc.
Select "Create release" for the milestone. Change "Fix committed" bugs to "Fix released" for any milestone bugs. For any milestone bugs which are not "Fix committed", re-evaluate the bug.