[openstack-dev] [neutron][stable] Request to do stable point releases more often if there are going to be a lot of backports

Assaf Muller amuller at redhat.com
Tue Feb 9 22:43:08 UTC 2016

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 5:10 PM, Matt Riedemann
<mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> While reviewing the neutron 7.0.2 stable/liberty point release, I noticed
> there were a lot of changes since 7.0.1. [1]
> There are 48 non-merge commits by my count.
> While there is no rule about how many backports should land before we cut a
> point release, it would be helpful on reviewers for the release request if
> it was fewer than 48. :)
> I think the Neutron team is by far the most active in backporting changes to
> stable, which is good.

Side note: The reason for this is that we decided to adopt a proactive
backporting approach:

I'm seeing positive results and I would encourage other projects to do the same.

> We might want to consider releasing more often though
> if the backport rate is going to be this high.
> I'd also be interested in hearing from deployers/operators (if any are
> reading this) to know how frequently they are picking up stable point
> releases, or if they are taking an approach of waiting to upgrade from kilo
> to liberty until there have at least been a few stable/liberty point
> releases across the projects.
> [1]
> http://logs.openstack.org/88/272688/2/check/gate-releases-tox-list-changes/aa8e270/console.html.gz
> --
> Thanks,
> Matt Riedemann
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