[openstack-dev] [all] SpecProposalDeadline and SpecApprovalDeadline

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed Jul 2 15:58:42 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

During this cycle we experiment with using -specs repositories. Those
proved very popular, and busy projects have now built a healthy backlog
of -specs reviews.

However, there will come a time when reviewing specs will become a
distraction. At some point in the cycle, we'll know that the code
corresponding to the spec under review has no chance to get implemented
and reviewed in time for landing before feature freeze in the current
development cycle. Some projects therefore suggested to use a clear
deadline in the release cycle for spec proposal and acceptance.

Those optional steps in the release cycle have been documented in the
wiki at:


Specs-using projects may elect to use them in the Juno cycle. If there
is global consensus around them in the future, they may become an
integral part of our cycle (like FeatureFreeze is).

At this point, afaik only Neutron announced[1] dates for it:
Neutron SPD: July 10
Neutron SAD: July 20

If multiple projects converge on the same dates, I'll probably add those
on the release schedule for clearer communication.

[1] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2014-July/039138.html
[2] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Juno_Release_Schedule

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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