[openstack-dev] [all] Switching to longer development cycles

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Wed Dec 13 16:59:24 UTC 2017

Chris Jones wrote:
> [...]
> For me the first thing that comes to mind with this proposal, is how
> would the milestones/FF/etc be arranged within that year? As I've raised
> previously on this list [0], I would prefer more time for testing and
> stabilisation between Feature Freeze and Release. I continue to think
> that the unit testing our CI provides, is not a sufficient protection
> against real world deployment issues. I think building in a useful
> amount of time for functional testing, would be a huge benefit to both
> the quality of upstream releases, and the timeliness of downstream releases.

The release team did an example layout of what it could look like. We'd
likely add a bit of time to the stabilisation period, and likely do
feature freeze before the end-of-year holidays, allowing for a bit of
relax period before we run the final release mile / enter the PTG prep

Having more time definitely opens up options :)

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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