This schedule is preliminary and not to be considered final.
Read the Xfce Release Model to understand why this cycle is the way it is.
|Dates||Phase/Deadline||Everyone's Tasks||Release Team Tasks||Maintainer Tasks|
|2012-04-29 - 2012-05-13||Planning Phase||Elect the release team, discuss dependencies||Make a realistic list of planned features|
|2012-05-14 - 2012-05-27||Extended Planning Phase||May request dependency changes|
|2012-05-27||Dependency Freeze||Update dependency info, inform community about the decisions made (dependencies, unguaranteed feature preview)|
|2012-05-27 - 2015-02-20||Development Phase||Support Xfce||Supervise development, remind people of deadlines||Hacking|
|2015-02-20||String Freeze||Prepare release announcements||Make sure that strings in the latest development release or in master are good|
|2015-02-28 or 1 day later||Xfce 4.12 (Final Release)||Celebrate||Prepare release announcements, release Xfce 4.12, branch for stable release, merge ELS branches into master||Make sure to upload a new release of own components before this deadline|
|Release Manager||Landry Breuil (gaston)|
|Release Assistant||Simon Steinbeiss (ochosi)|
People can still apply for the open positions.
In case applications want to optionally support GTK+-3 the following versions will be used: