[manila][stable][release] Transitioning stable/queens and stable/rocky to eol and the fate of stable/stein

Goutham Pacha Ravi gouthampravi at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 22:07:41 UTC 2021

Hello zorillas, stable branch maintainers and operators,

We've kept stable/queens and stable/rocky branches of manila,
python-manilaclient and manila-ui around under extended maintenance for a
while now. The coordinated Queens release was 2018-02-28 and the Rocky
release was 2018-08-30.

The last time a change was backported to these branches has been a while:

- manila
  stable/queens: Jan 20, 2021
  stable/rocky: Jan 18, 2021

- python-manilaclient
  stable/queens: Jul 6, 2021 (Oct 14, 2020 before that)
  stable/rocky: Oct 13, 2020

 - manila-ui
  stable/queens: Jul 16, 2020 (already EOL'ed, see [4])
  stable/rocky: Oct 16, 2019

CI jobs on the manila repo have been failing on these branches, and the
team has no bandwidth to address them; we polled the community members and
contributors during several IRC meetings as well as the Xena Project Teams
Gathering, and there has been steadily reduced interest in needing these
branches to be maintained. So, I'd like to request that these branches be
moved to end-of-life. Any open changes on these branches for these
repositories have been abandoned, and patches are posted [1][2][3][4] to
create the EOL tags.

Once the Xena cycle concludes, we would also like to transition
stable/stein branches on these repositories and bid adieu to the last
remnants of python2 testing in manila.

Happy to answer any queries and appreciate your help in concluding this


[1] https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/releases/+/801141 (manila)
[2] https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/releases/+/801142
[3] https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/releases/+/801143 (manila-ui) -
[4] https://review.opendev.org/c/openstack/releases/+/800963 (manila-ui) -
stable/queens, merged
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