[openstack-dev] [nova] Freeze dates for Pike

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 22:46:56 UTC 2017

I mentioned this in the nova meeting today [1] but wanted to post to the 
ML for feedback.

We didn't talk about spec or feature freeze dates at the PTG. The Pike 
release schedule is [2].

Spec freeze

In Newton and Ocata we had spec freeze on the first milestone.

I'm proposing that we do the same thing for Pike. The first milestone 
for Pike is April 13th which gives us about 6 weeks to go through the 
specs we're going to approve. A rough look at the open specs in Gerrit 
shows we have about 125 proposed and some of those are going to be 
re-approvals from previous releases. We already have 16 blueprints 
approved for Pike. Keep in mind that in Newton we had ~100 approved 
blueprints by the freeze and completed or partially completed 64.

Feature freeze

In Newton we had a non-priority feature freeze between n-1 and n-2. In 
Ocata we just had the feature freeze at o-3 for everything because of 
the short schedule.

We have fewer core reviewers so I personally don't want to cut off the 
majority of blueprints too early in the cycle so I'm proposing that we 
do like in Ocata and just follow the feature freeze on the p-3 milestone 
which is July 27th.

We will still have priority review items for the release and when push 
comes to shove those will get priority over other review items, but I 
don't think it's helpful to cut off non-priority blueprints before n-3. 
I thought there was a fair amount of non-priority blueprint code that 
landed in Ocata when we didn't cut it off early. Referring back to the 
Ocata blueprint burndown [3] most everything was completed between the 
2nd milestone and feature freeze.


Does anyone have an issue with this plan? If not, I'll update [4] with 
the nova-specific dates.

[2] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Nova/Pike_Release_Schedule
[4] https://releases.openstack.org/pike/schedule.html



Matt Riedemann

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