[openstack-dev] [Openstack-sigs] Are we ready to put stable/ocata into extended maintenance mode?
sean.mcginnis at gmx.com
Tue Sep 18 19:29:40 UTC 2018
On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 02:27:03PM -0500, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> The release page says Ocata is planned to go into extended maintenance mode
> on Aug 27 . There really isn't much to this except it means we don't do
> releases for Ocata anymore . There is a caveat that project teams that do
> not wish to maintain stable/ocata after this point can immediately end of
> life the branch for their project . We can still run CI using tags, e.g.
> if keystone goes ocata-eol, devstack on stable/ocata can still continue to
> install from stable/ocata for nova and the ocata-eol tag for keystone.
> Having said that, if there is no undue burden on the project team keeping
> the lights on for stable/ocata, I would recommend not tagging the
> stable/ocata branch end of life at this point.
> So, questions that need answering are:
> 1. Should we cut a final release for projects with stable/ocata branches
> before going into extended maintenance mode? I tend to think "yes" to flush
> the queue of backports. In fact,  doesn't mention it, but the resolution
> said we'd tag the branch  to indicate it has entered the EM phase.
> 2. Are there any projects that would want to skip EM and go directly to EOL
> (yes this feels like a Monopoly question)?
>  https://releases.openstack.org/
>  https://docs.openstack.org/project-team-guide/stable-branches.html#maintenance-phases
>  https://docs.openstack.org/project-team-guide/stable-branches.html#extended-maintenance
>  https://governance.openstack.org/tc/resolutions/20180301-stable-branch-eol.html#end-of-life
I have a patch that's been pending for marking it as extended maintenance:
That's just the state for Ocata. You raise some other good points here that I
am curious to see input on.
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