According to our progress bar it took ~13% of GNOME 3.14 completion till we have a release schedule. Okay that was typical, we knew -approximately- the dates anyway, and still this is approximately since that’s a draft.
The most important change is that GNOME is dropping the .5 developing cycle, while the first development version (3.13.1) is scheduled for April 30. Beta (3.13.92 / UI freeze) comes on Aug 20, and the final release on Sept 24!
That means that by mid October you can use GNOME 3.14 on the first distros that will ship it. I guess that will be Arch & Arch derivatives –again.
You can also use California to get GNOME Release Schedule. However it still displays the 3.12, but I guess they will update soon to 3.14.
|0||Mar 24||GNOME 3.12.0 stable tarballs due||Start of new feature proposals period for 3.14|
|Mar 26||GNOME 3.12.0 stable release|
|3||Apr 14||GNOME 3.12.1 stable tarballs due|
|Apr 16||GNOME 3.12.1 stable release|
|4||Apr 21||End of new feature proposals period for 3.14|
|5||Apr 28||GNOME 3.13.1 unstable tarballs due||Feature proposals discussion heats up.|
|Apr 30||GNOME 3.13.1 unstable release|
|6||May 05||Release Team meets about new feature proposals for 3.14 with community input up to this point.|
|7||May 12||GNOME 3.12.2 stable tarballs due|
|May 14||GNOME 3.12.2 stable release|
|9||May 26||GNOME 3.13.2 unstable tarballs due|
|May 28||GNOME 3.13.2 unstable release|
|13||Jun 23||GNOME 3.13.3 unstable tarballs due|
|Jun 25||GNOME 3.13.3 unstable release|
|17||Jul 21||GNOME 3.13.4 unstable tarballs due|
|Jul 23||GNOME 3.13.4 unstable release|
|Jul 26||GUADEC conference|
|Jul 27||GUADEC conference|
|Jul 28||GUADEC conference|
|Jul 29||GUADEC conference|
|Jul 30||GUADEC conference|
|Jul 31||GUADEC conference|
|17||Aug 01||GUADEC conference|
|21||Aug 18||GNOME 3.13.90 beta tarballs due||The Freeze: UI Freeze: No UI changes may be made without approval from the release-team and notification to gnome-doc-list@; Feature Freeze: new functionality is implemented now;API/ABI Freeze for 3.13.x: Developer APIs should be frozen at this point; String Change Announcement Period: All string changes must be announced to both gnome-i18n@ andgnome-doc-list@.
New APIs must be fully documented
Writing of release notes begins
|Aug 20||GNOME 3.13.90 beta release|
|23||Sep 01||GNOME 3.13.91 beta tarballs due||String Freeze: no string changes may be made without confirmation from the l10n team (gnome-i18n@) and notification to both the release team and the GDP (gnome-doc-list@).|
|Sep 03||GNOME 3.13.91 beta release|
|24||Sep 08||Start of new feature proposals period for 3.16|
|25||Sep 15||GNOME 3.13.92 rc tarballs due||Hard Code Freeze: no source code changes can be made without approval from the release-team. Translation and documentation can continue.|
|Sep 17||GNOME 3.13.92 rc release|
|26||Sep 22||GNOME 3.14.0 newstable tarballs due||Hard Code Freeze ends, but other freezes remain in effect for the stable branch.|
|Sep 24||GNOME 3.14.0 newstable release|
|29||Oct 13||GNOME 3.14.1 newstable tarballs due|
|Oct 15||GNOME 3.14.1 newstable release|