[openstack-dev] [release][all][ptls] the plan for the final week of the Mitaka release

Matt Riedemann mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Mar 31 20:55:48 UTC 2016

On 3/30/2016 8:03 AM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> Folks,
> We are approaching the final week of the Mitaka release cycle, and
> the release team wants to make sure everyone is clear about what
> will be happening and what the policies for changes are.
> First, a few dates:
> * Tomorrow 31 March is the final day for requesting release
>    candidates for projects following the milestone release model.
> * Friday 1 April is the last day for requesting full releases for
>    service projects following the intermediary release model.
> * Early next Thursday, 7 April, we will tag the most recent release
>    candidate for each milestone project as the final release and
>    announce that Mitaka has been released.
> During the week between 31 March and 7 April, the release team will
> reject or postpone requests for new library releases and new service
> release candidates by default. Only truly critical bug fixes (which
> could not be fixed post-release, as determined by the release team)
> may end up triggering releases during this time.
> Although we will be extremely picky about which changes can go into
> new release candidates, critical fixes will be considered. It is
> better to have no extraneous changes merged into stable/mitaka
> during this period to avoid having to revert a non-critical change
> in order to prepare a new release candidate for a critical issue.
> Please do not approve patches unless they are for CRITICAL fixes.
> The release team reserves the right to refuse to release a project
> with extraneous changes added.
> I have some personal travel planned early next week. While I'm
> unavailable, Thierry is going to manage the release team and release
> process. If he tells you "no", don't expect me to tell you "yes".

But but but that's exactly what my 4 year old does...

> Doug
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