The 18.06 release cycle starts in April 2018.

Milestone Date
Start of release cycle 2018-04-01
Soft feature freeze: end of feature proposal and review period 2018-05-18
Soft code freeze/hard feature freeze: end of feature development for this release, only bugfixes allowed 2018-06-08
Release candidate 1 (RC1)/hard code freeze: no new code changes may be made after this date 2018-06-15 EOD
RC1 testing 2018-06-15/2018-06-24
18.06 release 2018-06-25

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