[openstack-dev] [release][all][ptl] release process changes for official projects

Kirill Zaitsev kzaitsev at mirantis.com
Tue Mar 29 20:08:56 UTC 2016

My immediate question is — when would this be merged? Is it a good idea to alter this during the final RC week and before mitaka release, rather than implement this change early in the Newton cycle and let people release their final release the old way?

Kirill Zaitsev
Murano Team
Software Engineer
Mirantis, Inc

On 29 March 2016 at 19:46:08, Doug Hellmann (doug at doughellmann.com) wrote:

During the Mitaka cycle, the release team worked on automation for  
tagging and documenting releases [1]. For the first phase, we focused  
on official teams with the release:managed tag for their deliverables,  
to keep the number of projects manageable as we built out the tools  
and processes we needed. That created a bit of confusion as official  
projects still had to submit openstack/releases changes in order  
to appear on the releases.openstack.org website.  

For the second phase during the Newton cycle, we are prepared to  
expand the use of automation to all deliverables for all official  
projects. As part of this shift, we will be updating the Gerrit  
ACLs for projects to ensure that the release team can handle the  
releases and branching. These updates will remove tagging and  
branching rights for anyone not on the central release management  
team. Instead of tagging releases and then recording them in the  
releases repository after the tag is applied, all official teams  
can now use the releases repo to request new releases. We will be  
reviewing version numbers in all tag requests to ensure SemVer is  
followed, and we won't release libraries late in the week, but we  
will process releases regularly so there is no reason this change  
should have a significant impact on your ability to release frequently.  

If you're not familiar with the current release process, please  
review the README.rst file in the openstack/releases repository.  
Follow up here on the mailing list or in #openstack-release if you  
have questions.  

The project-config change to update ACLs and correct issues with  
the build job definitions for official projects is  


[1] http://specs.openstack.org/openstack-infra/infra-specs/specs/centralize-release-tagging.html  

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