During the 38 cycle, we are going to publish a release between 38 & 39 (called 38.0.5).
In order to continue the development of 38 & 38.0.5 in parallel, we merged mozilla-beta (m-b) into mozilla-release (m-r).
- m-b = 38.0.0 beta
- m-r = 37.0.2
- m-b = 38.0.5 beta (even if we won't build any for now)
- m-r = 38.0 beta (next one being beta7)
We will do regular m-r => m-b merges to make sure 38.0.5 is up to date.
This does not impact aurora (aka 39). In case we have to make a new 37 dot release, we would use a relbranch.
The m-b tree is closed avoid any confusion.
Last but not least, uplift requests to 38 should be filled for mozilla-release 38.0.5 would be mozilla-beta. However, release managers and sheriffs will translate the information if the uplift requests are incorrect.
The schedule has been updated.