[openstack-dev] [Nova] Liberty Process, Deadlines and Dates for Nova

John Garbutt john at johngarbutt.com
Fri Jun 19 08:57:40 UTC 2015

A quick bump for this thread because...
* liberty-1 is next week
* spec freeze is on June 25th
* people are unsure about the exception process

On 10 June 2015 at 16:45, John Garbutt <john at johngarbutt.com> wrote:
> On 4 June 2015 at 12:42, John Garbutt <john at johngarbutt.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Following up from nova-meetings and this summit session:
>> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/YVR-nova-liberty-process
> <snip>
>> With that in mind, does this seem like a good idea?
>> June 12: spec review day (to be confirmed)
> Note this is happening on Friday, and its confirmed.
> A day where I hope everyone can help review nova-specs, so we can get
> as many specs merged before the spec freeze deadline thats coming up
> soon.
> We can discuss the details more in the nova-meeting tomorrow.
>> July 10: feature review bash day (to be confirmed)
>> August 7: bug triage day (to be confirmed)
>> September 11: bug review bash day (to be confirmed)
>> I am adding more details here:
>> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Nova/Liberty_Release_Schedule
> I have updated the above wiki page. It helps define what all the
> deadlines mean, and how the exceptions will be processed.

As (poorly) advertised, the exception process for the spec freeze
should be described here:

I suspect it needs some re-writing for clarity, and certainly needs
more eyes on it.

Do reach out to me with any questions.

> I noticed I missed out a few dates in the original list, so here is
> the updated list:
> * June 23-25: liberty-1 -- spec freeze for L, backlog stays open
> * July 13-17: non-priority feature proposal freeze
> * July 21-23: mid-cycle meetup
> * July 28-30: liberty-2 -- non-priority feature freeze
> * August 17-21: Feature Proposal Freeze
> * September 1-3: liberty-3 -- align with string freeze, etc, open specs for M


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