The v2021pre release cycle started in October 2020.

Milestone Date
Start of release cycle 2020-10-01
Soft feature freeze: end of feature proposal and review period 2020-11-17
Soft code freeze/hard feature freeze: end of feature development for this release, only bugfixes allowed 2020-11-23
Release candidate 1 (RC1)/hard code freeze: no new code changes may be made after this date 2020-11-02
RC testing 2020-12-03..09
v2021pre release 2020-12-10

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