The 18.12 release cycle starts in October 2018.
|Start of release cycle||2018-10-01|
|Soft feature freeze: end of feature proposal and review period||2018-10-30|
|Soft code freeze/hard feature freeze: end of feature development for this release, only bugfixes allowed||2018-11-20|
|Release candidate 1 (RC1)/hard code freeze: no new code changes may be made after this date||2018-11-27 EOD|
If the release candidate 1 does not successfully pass all required tests, then the issues will be fixed and a new release candidate will be re-tested. This would delay the release, which would be reflected on this page.