As you all may have noticed we have branched for 1.19 last week. I wanted to share the planned schedule so everyone is aware of it. This post will be edited if there are schedule changes, as well as with links to details of the progress for specific steps.
July 16 - Branching to 1.19-stable.
July 24 - Release 1.19.0-RC1.
713 - Release 1.19.0-RC2.
2022 - Release 1.19.0-RC3.
August 29 - Release 1.19.0 GA (assuming no issues requiring another RC are discovered in RC3).
Please keep these dates in mind and try to make sure all issues targeted for 1.19 or earlier versions are fixed in time, preferably before RC2.