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Each period has a different policy on accepting changes:
* During the *Development/Alpha* period, changes are accepted on the `master` branch. These should generally be bugfixes, API improvements,
or small features -- but anything that passes the [review process](https://docs.civicrm.org/dev/en/latest/standards/review/) may be accepted.
The branch is internally numbered as `5.x.alpha1`.
* During the *Development/Alpha* period, changes are accepted on the `master` branch. These are usually bugfixes, API improvements, small features, etc -- but
anything that passes the [review process](https://docs.civicrm.org/dev/en/latest/standards/review/) may be accepted. The branch is internally numbered as `5.x.alpha1`.
* During the *RC/Beta* period, a new branch (e.g. `5.0` or `5.1` or `5.2`) is created. There is a general freeze on scope. However, fixes for
recent regressions may still be accepted, and they will merge-forward to `master`. The branch is internally numbered as `5.x.beta1`. (In some
unusual circumstances, it could be incremented to `5.x.beta2`, etc.)
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General rules:
* Months are bounded by the first Wed. Thus, development in May 2018 actually lasts from 2-May-18 to 6-Jun-18.
* Release dates are usually construed in US/Pacific time. Thus, a release on 7-Apr-21 in US/Pacific time may
be 8-Apr-21 in AU/Eastern time.
* On a designated *Release Date*, all three main branches (development, RC, stable) will usually be updated on the same day.
* Standard release dates arise on the first Wed of the month.
* Dates are construed in US/Pacific time. Thus, a release on 7-Apr-21 (US/Pacific) may also viewed as 8-Apr-21 (AU/Eastern).
* All three main branches (development, RC, stable) are updated on the same day.
* Month-long periods are bounded by release dates (ie first Wed). Thus, the 5.3.x development period (May 2018) actually lasts from 2-May-18 to 6-Jun-18.
Those are not absolute rules -- exceptions may arise a couple times a year. For example:
Those rules are not absolute -- exceptions may arise a couple times a year. For example:
* If the first Wed of a month coincides with major holiday (e.g. New Years Day), then it could be moved.
* If there is an important patch near completion, the new RC could be delayed an extra day.
* If the first Wed of a month coincides with major holiday (e.g. New Years Day), then it *could* be moved.
* If there's an important patch in development and it needs an extra day, then the new RC *could* be delayed by a day.
## Philosophy
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