From a message from Ken Smith to the freebsd-stable mailing list (not in mailing archive yet)
For those of you who are wondering when 8.1-RELEASE might arrive,
we have discussed it and come up with the initial target schedule.
The highlights are:
Freeze May 24th, 2010
BETA1 May 28th, 2010
RC1 June 11th, 2010
RC2 June 25th, 2010
RELEASE July 9th, 2010
As usual, that's subject to change but it's at least our current
The schedule is posted to the Web:
That page includes a link to the 8.1TODO wiki page:
Though we're just barely started so there really isn't anything
interesting there yet - so far it just has the schedule...