Subject: Timelines for upcoming releases
To: None <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 05/02/2005 17:51:07
Listed below are the prospective timeframes for upcoming NetBSD releases.

Please keep in mind that none of the branches for these are currently in
a release candidate state so these dates are subject to move.

NetBSD 3.0 - Planned for late July 2005 release

             This was originally branched on March 16, 2005 and is in BETA 
             today. It will become the next major release for NetBSD.

NetBSD 2.1 - Planned for late June 2005 release 

             This will be the first minor release of the NetBSD 2 branch and
             will incorporate all changes from the NetBSD 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 
             security/critical updates as well as new feature additions/fixes.

NetBSD 1.6.3 - Planned for August/September 2005 release

             This will be the final minor release of the NetBSD 1.6 branch
             and will close out any existing fixes submitted. After this has
             been released the 1.6 branch will be closed.

As release times gets closer on each of these, additional announcements will
go out to let folks know about possible changes in the release dates.

As usual, if there are any questions/concerns about the releases please feel
free to mail us at