[openstack-dev] [release] Does the Ocata short cycle have an impact on planned EOL dates ?

David Moreau Simard dms at redhat.com
Wed Dec 14 21:42:05 UTC 2016


Typically, OpenStack releases have EOL'd approximately one year after
being released [1].
Another way to look at it is that OpenStack has usually kept no more
than 2 stable releases going at a time, deprecating the oldest one
once the newest release was shipped.

With the Ocata short cycle and it's release due in February, I was
wondering if this had an impact on the Mitaka or Newton planned EOL
Mitaka is slated for an April 2017 EOL while Newton doesn't really
have one yet but one could guess with the existing pattern it'd be in
October 2017.

This would lead upstream OpenStack (and downstream distros) to support
3 stable releases for a good while.

So, $subject ?

[1]: https://releases.openstack.org/

David Moreau Simard
Senior Software Engineer | Openstack RDO

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