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<!-- $FreeBSD$ -->

  <foil id="freebsd-release-process-general">
    <title>FreeBSD Release Process</title>

    <itemizedlist>
      <listitem><quote>Stable</quote> releases are made from the
        -STABLE development branch every 4 months.</listitem>

      <listitem>Major new versions (6.0, 7.0, etc.) are released
	every 18 months.</listitem>

      <listitem>In periods of transition, point releases from the
	previous branch are still released while the next major
	release branch stabilizes. (e.g., 4.8, 4.9, and 4.10 were
	released after 5.0)</listitem>
    </itemizedlist>
  </foil>