The 18.03 release cycle starts in January 2018.

Milestone Date
Start of release cycle 2018-01-01
Soft feature freeze: end of feature proposal and review period 2018-02-16
Soft code freeze/hard feature freeze: end of feature development for this release, only bugfixes allowed 2018-03-02
Release candidate 1 (RC1)/hard code freeze: no new code changes may be made after this date 2018-03-09 EOD
RC1 testing 2018-03-12/2018-03-13
18.03 release 2018-03-19

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.

See also