[openstack-dev] [Manila] Newton deadlines (reminder)

Ben Swartzlander ben at swartzlander.org
Thu Jun 2 21:04:58 UTC 2016

At the start of the Newton release we agreed to keep the same deadlines 
we had for Mitaka. I thought everyone knew what those were but there is 
some confusion so I'll remind everyone.

As always, we will enforce a Feature Freeze on the N-3 milestone date: 
September 1st [1]. Only bugfixes and documentation changes are allowed 
to merge after that date without an explicit feature freeze exception (FFE).

Also like before, we will enforce a feature proposal freeze 2 weeks 
before the feature freeze, on Aug 18th. New feature patches must be 
submitted to gerrit, with complete test coverage, and passing Jenkins by 
this date.

New drivers must be submitted 3 weeks before the feature freeze, by Aug 
11th, with the same requirements as above, and working CI. Additionally 
driver refactor patches (any patch that significantly reworks existing 
driver code) will be subject to the same deadline, because these patches 
tend to take as much resources to review as a whole new driver.

"Large" new features must be submitted to gerrit 6 weeks before the 
feature freeze, by Jul 21 (a week after the N-2 milestone [1]). The 
definition of a "large" feature is the same as we defined it for Mitaka [2].

The manila specs repo is a new thing for Newton and for now there are no 
deadlines for specs.

Also I want to remind everyone that changes to our "library" project 
including python-manilaclient and manila-ui have the same deadlines. We 
can't sneak features in the libraries after the core manila patches 
land, they need to go in together.

-Ben Swartzlander

[1] http://releases.openstack.org/newton/schedule.html

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