The 18.12 release cycle starts in October 2018.

Milestone Date
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
RC testing 2018-11-28/2018-12-09
18.12 release 2018-12-10

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