The release engineer for NetBSD 1.4.4 is Håvard Eidnes, he@NetBSD.org. Pull-ups go to the usual address; see Submitting Release Branch Pull-up Requests for information on this. The exact details of who does what during a given point of a release cycle will vary somewhat; the procedures for each release cycle will be publicised on the NetBSD project-internal mailing list for developers.
The original schedule for the release of NetBSD 1.4 had this schedule set at the time the release was planned:
| Day 0:
|At the branch, -current sup collections and the checked out sources on ftp.NetBSD.org start tracking the branch. All commits to the release branch need to be cleared with Release Engineering in advance.|
| Day 0:
|Build Masters should begin producing NetBSD 1.4_ALPHA releases. Please complete this work ASAP. It is understood that slow hardware will take time, but the modern hardware ports should finish quickly. DAYS COUNT. Every extra day your Alpha is out is another day we get for testing.|
| Day 15:
| Build Masters should begin producing NetBSD 1.4_BETA releases.
Please complete this work ASAP. DAYS COUNT. |
All changes to the 1.4 branch after this point are to be cleared in detail with Release Engineering, and will be permitted only if they impact only documentation or if they are significant bugs.
| Day 30:
|All changes to the 1.4 branch after this point are done by release engineering only. If it isn't done by now, it goes into 1.4.1 unless it is a "stop the presses" kind of bug, in which case it will be pulled up.|
| Day 34:
|Final 1.4 release tag in morning, UTC+0500. Build Masters should begin producing NetBSD 1.4 releases. Mirrors should begin syncing up as soon as release contents appear.|
| Day 41:
|The release directories on the FTP server are unprotected.|
| Day 43:
|Done mid-week to avoid download surge. ftp.NetBSD.org ftp and sup collections revert to the head.|
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