[openstack-dev] [release] Release countdown for week R-14, 14-18 Nov, Ocata-1 milestone

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Thu Nov 10 19:11:40 UTC 2016


Teams should be focusing on wrapping up incomplete work left over
from the end of the Newton cycle, finalizing and announcing plans
from the summit, and completing specs and blueprints.

The first milestone deadline is Thursday 17 Nov.

General Notes

Keep in mind that the release team prefers to handle releases of
libraries and other things with dependencies early in the week, and
may postpone processing a release request on a Friday until the
next week.

The release team is in the process of moving the tags defining
deliverable type and release model from the governance repository
into the releases repository. This will make it easier to change
the values over time, since only one patch in the releases repository
will be necessary. If you see unexpected validation errors in your
deliverable files, please refer to the README.rst for instructions about
filling in the new values.

Keep in mind that stable releases for projects claiming to follow
the stable policy will be reviewed by the stable team in addition
to the release team.

Release Actions

Release liaisons for projects following the cycle-with-milestones
release model should prepare a patch to add the tag for the first
milestone by Thursday. Milestones are considered betas, and should
have version numbers like X.0.0.0b1 where X is the next major version
number for your deliverables.

This is a good time to coordinate with the stable maintenance team
on releases from stable branches.

PTLs should add their acknowledgement of the Ocata series community
goal to http://governance.openstack.org/goals/ocata/remove-incubated-oslo-code.html
with a patch to the openstack/governance repository before the first

Important Dates

Ocata 1 Milestone: 17 Nov

Ocata release schedule: http://releases.openstack.org/ocata/schedule.html

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