February 2nd, 2005, 03:43
"Just a heads-up to say that the 5.4 release activities will begin towards
the end of February, with an expected release date of April 4th.

Here are the highlights of the proposed schedule:

Feb. 23 starts to say 5.4-PRERELEASE
Mar. 2 RELENG_5 code freeze begins
Mar. 4 Public test release build called 5.4-PRERELEASE
Mar. 16 Branch RELENG_5_4, unfreeze RELENG_5
Mar. 18 5.4-RC1
Mar. 25 5.4-RC2
Apr. 4 5.4-RELEASE

The full schedule (with some blanks left to be filled in) and todo list
are available here: