[openstack-dev] [release] Release countdown for week R-3, Aug 4 - Aug 11

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Thu Aug 3 13:03:59 UTC 2017

Welcome to our regular release countdown email!

Development Focus

Focus should be on the last Pike release-critical bugs, in order to
produce the first Pike release candidates sometimes during the week.

General Information

We are at the point in the cycle where release branches should be cut.
The stable/pike branch will track the Pike release, while the master
branch will switch to Queens development (and no longer be feature-frozen).

Future release candidates (or last-minute point releases fixing critical
issues) will be cut from those release branches. Fixes first need to
land in the master branch (so that we don't inadvertantly create a
regression in Queens), then be backported to stable/pike before the new
release candidate is tagged.


Deliverables following the cycle-with-milestones model should post a RC1
openstack/releases request during the week (X.0.0.0rc1), together with a
stable/pike branch request. It should include something like this:

  - projects:
      - hash: YOURHASH
        repo: openstack/YOURPROJECT
    version: YOURVERSION.0.0.0rc1
  - location: YOURVERSION.0.0.0rc1
    name: stable/pike

Deliverables following the cycle-with-intermediary model should also
create their Pike release branch next week. That means potentially
making a last Pike release, and in all cases posting the stable/pike
branch creation request:

  - location: YOUR.PIKE.VERSION
    name: stable/pike

Upcoming Deadlines & Dates

RC1 target deadline (and HardStringFreeze): August 10
Final Pike release: August 30
Queens PTG in Denver: Sept 11-15

As usual come find us on #openstack-release IRC channel if you have any
questions or concerns.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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