[openstack-dev] [Openstack-sigs] Are we ready to put stable/ocata into extended maintenance mode?

Dmitry Tantsur dtantsur at redhat.com
Wed Sep 19 11:16:31 UTC 2018

On 9/18/18 9:27 PM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> The release page says Ocata is planned to go into extended maintenance mode on 
> Aug 27 [1]. There really isn't much to this except it means we don't do releases 
> for Ocata anymore [2]. There is a caveat that project teams that do not wish to 
> maintain stable/ocata after this point can immediately end of life the branch 
> for their project [3]. We can still run CI using tags, e.g. if keystone goes 
> ocata-eol, devstack on stable/ocata can still continue to install from 
> stable/ocata for nova and the ocata-eol tag for keystone. Having said that, if 
> there is no undue burden on the project team keeping the lights on for 
> stable/ocata, I would recommend not tagging the stable/ocata branch end of life 
> at this point.
> So, questions that need answering are:
> 1. Should we cut a final release for projects with stable/ocata branches before 
> going into extended maintenance mode? I tend to think "yes" to flush the queue 
> of backports. In fact, [3] doesn't mention it, but the resolution said we'd tag 
> the branch [4] to indicate it has entered the EM phase.

Some ironic projects have outstanding changes, I guess we should release them.

> 2. Are there any projects that would want to skip EM and go directly to EOL (yes 
> this feels like a Monopoly question)?
> [1] https://releases.openstack.org/
> [2] 
> https://docs.openstack.org/project-team-guide/stable-branches.html#maintenance-phases 
> [3] 
> https://docs.openstack.org/project-team-guide/stable-branches.html#extended-maintenance 
> [4] 
> https://governance.openstack.org/tc/resolutions/20180301-stable-branch-eol.html#end-of-life 

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