[openstack-dev] [release] Release countdown for week R-6, July 14 - July 21

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Thu Jul 13 15:44:13 UTC 2017

Welcome to our regular release countdown email!

Development Focus

Teams should be wrapping up Pike feature work, prioritizing non-client
libraries first, then everything else (services, client libraries...)

General Information

Next week is the deadline for releasing non-client libraries (meaning:
all libraries that are not python-${PROJECT}client API client libraries).

stable/pike branches will be cut from the most recent Pike releases. So
if your master branch contains changes that you want to see in the Pike
release branch, you should definitely consider asking for a new release.

glance-store and instack haven't made a Pike release yet: if nothing is
done by July 20, one release will be forced (on master HEAD) so that we
have something to cut a stable branch from.

For the rest of the cycle-with-milestones deliverables, feature freeze
will hit on July 27. After that date, only bugfixes should be accepted
(feature freeze exceptions may be granted up to RC1 for services).
During all that period, StringFreeze is in effect, in order to let the
I18N team do the translation work in good conditions. The StringFreeze
is soft (allowing exceptions as long as they are discussed on the
mailing-list and deemed worth the effort). It becomes a hard
StringFreeze on August 10.

See all details at:https://releases.openstack.org/pike/schedule.html


All project teams should prioritize updating the organization of their
documentation according to the migration spec [1] to facilitate
linking to it accurately from docs.openstack.org. Please complete
this work before creating your stable/pike branch. Contact
the docs team if you need assistance or have questions.


Upcoming Deadlines & Dates

Non-client libraries final releases: July 20
Client libraries final releases: July 27
Pike-3 milestone (and Feature freeze): July 27
Final Pike release: August 30
Queens PTG in Denver: Sept 11-15

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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