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Fedora 18 Schedule
This is the release schedule for Fedora 18. Other schedules are maintained for historical purposes on this page.

Key Features

Key Milestones

2012-05-29 Fedora 17 Release
Planning & Development Begins
2012-07-24 Feature Submission Deadline
2012-08-07 Feature Freeze--Planning & Development Ends
2012-07-07 Branch Fedora 18 from Rawhide-- Branch Freeze
2012-08-14 Software String Freeze
2012-08-14 Alpha Change Deadline
2012-08-28 Alpha Release
2012-09-11 Software Translation Deadline
2012-09-18 Beta Change Deadline
Features 100% Complete
2012-10-02 Beta Release
2012-10-22 Final Change Deadline
2012-10-24 Compose 'Final' RC
2012-11-06 Fedora 18 Final Release
Time of Release
Historically Test and General Availability releases happen at 10:00am Eastern US Time on a Tuesday, which is either 1500UTC or 1400UTC depending on daylight savings in the United States. See Releases/Schedule for more information about scheduling methodology and schedule milestone definitions
Targeted General Availability Date
Historically Fedora strives to release a new distribution every six months or so, on a Tuesday as close as possible to October 31st and May 1st of each year.

Detailed Schedules

Upstream Project Schedules

Links to other significant project schedules--useful for seeing see how Fedora aligns with them.