The 16.12 release cycle starts in October 2016.
|Start of release cycle||2016-10-03|
|Soft feature freeze: end of feature proposal and review period||2016-11-16|
|Hard feature freeze: end of feature development for this release||2016-11-30|
|Release candidate 1 (RC1)/hard code freeze: no new code changes may be made after this date||2016-12-13 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.