What is the pre-release phase ?
Before each major release, a pre-release phase takes place for some time during which you are invited to try the source code of what will be the next major release. Pre-release code has been already tested a lot, it is considered to be stable, but still remains the possibility that it will not compile properly for a particular system or that some bug has silently passed all the tests.
If you wish to participate to the
current pre-release phase, you
will just have
to subscribe to the pre-release
mailing-list. This mailing-list's purpose is for you to send your
feedback about problem you have met, and to be informed of new
versions of pre-releases that fix the already reported problems (new versions
are available through links below).
Current pre-release Phase.