Here is the proposed release schedule for the 5.0.1 release:
October 22, 2017 RC1
November 15, 2017 Merge Request Deadline
November 22, 2017 Merge Deadline /RC2
December 1, 2017 5.0.1-final
Instructions for submitting merge requests can be found here:
If there are no objections, I will be adding this schedule
to the website soon.