9. Wrapping up the Release Cycle

This section describes general post-release tasks.

9.1. Post-Release Errata Notices

As the release cycle approaches conclusion, it is common to have several EN (Errata Notice) candidates to address issues that were discovered late in the cycle. Following the release, the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team and the FreeBSD Security Team revisit changes that were not approved prior to the final release, and depending on the scope of the change in question, may issue an EN.


The actual process of issuing ENs is handled by the FreeBSD Security Team.

9.2. Handoff to the FreeBSD Security Team

Roughly two weeks following the release, the Release Engineer updates svnadmin/conf/approvers changing the approver column from re to (so|security-officer) for the releng/12.0/ branch.

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