Release schedule

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Release frequency

Twice per year, on the second Thursday of May and November. This schedule is not guaranteed, as factors can delay a release or cause an off-cycle release to be made.

Release schedule

T-4 weeks: Kernel freeze

A final kernel version is decided upon and built. Focus shifts from development to testing.

T-2 weeks: RC freeze

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.

T-1 week: ISOs mastered

Final ISOs are mastered, and a go/no-go is decided for release.

T-4 days: ISOs uploaded

ISOs are uploaded to the master rsync server, to allow 24 hours for mirrors to sync.

T-3 days: Torrent RSS updated

The BitTorrent RSS feeds are updated to point to the new release.

Release!

Announcements, etc, etc.