What with the current debacle of many small changes having to go into the 1.4 release, the release date is pushed forward. Normally we’d release on March 3 (first Tuesday of the month). However, we also want at least a two week period of stabilization without new issues discovered in the latest RC. This puts us at March 17 if the current -rc.9 gets to be the one.
If that holds and we press on as quickly as possible we could release a 1.4.1-rc on March 24 and release that as stable two weeks later on April 7. We might also just let that slide and pick up more changes for 1.4.1/1.5.0 and make that the May release instead. We will see when we get there.