Ken Smith has announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.3-RC2:

“The second Release Candidate build of the 8.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available for the amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures. The ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images are available here.

What will likely be the package sets for the upcoming release have been placed on the RC2 images. For the disc1 images, due to size issues only the English documentation package is available. The memstick images include the documentation packages for all languages but no other packages. The DVD images include all of the documentation packages as well as enough packages to set up a basic graphical workstation.

Unless a show-stopper caliber problem is found this will be the last test build of the 8.3-RELEASE cycle. Some nits that came up as part of getting RC2 ready have put us off the original schedule. I just updated the schedule, available here.”