Ken Smith has announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.2-RC2. This is the second iteration of Release Candidates which will lead to 8.2-RELEASE.
Check out the updated release schedule and yet-to-completed tasks on the FreeBSD wiki.
The second Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 8.2 release cycle is now available. Initial testing of the 7.4-RC2 install images turned up an issue with the pre-built packages that will take a few more days to address. For this build only the amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures are available.
Related to the upcoming release of FreeBSD 8.2 is the ports freeze: Ports Feature Freeze for 7.4 and 8.