creating release candidate RC3
diff --git a/pom.xml b/pom.xml
index 7c34ad9..4c71517 100644
--- a/pom.xml
+++ b/pom.xml
@@ -365,7 +365,7 @@
     <!-- do not use snapshot suffix here -->
     <commons.release.desc>(requires Java 1.5+)</commons.release.desc>
-    <commons.rc.version>RC2</commons.rc.version>
+    <commons.rc.version>RC3</commons.rc.version>
diff --git a/src/changes/changes.xml b/src/changes/changes.xml
index 545366d..a299787 100644
--- a/src/changes/changes.xml
+++ b/src/changes/changes.xml
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@
     <title>Commons Math Release Notes</title>
-    <release version="3.4" date="2014-12-22" description="
+    <release version="3.4" date="2014-12-26" description="
 This is a minor release: It combines bug fixes and new features.
  Changes to existing features were made in a backwards-compatible
  way such as to allow drop-in replacement of the v3.3 JAR file.