In order to allow our translation teams time to finish their work for
the impending 4.8-RELEASE, we are going to have a "slush" (a "soft
freeze") on the doc/ tree beginning on 10 March. This note is a first
notification of the slush.
The doc/ slush means basically means that any non-essential changes
(particularly those that need to be translated) should be delayed
until after the doc/ tree has been tagged for the release. The doc/
tree tagging is currently scheduled for 14 March, with the release of
4.8 scheduled for 17 March.
Note that in contrast to the "hard freezes" currently in effect for
the src/ and ports/ trees, the doc/ slush is less strict. There is no
formal "request to commit" policy, and we basically rely on the
judgement of doc committers to "do the right thing". When in doubt,
feel free to ask doceng@ or post a note to the doc@ mailing list.
Note that the www/ tree is specifically *not* affected and remains
open for commits.