[release] Release countdown for week R-5 Mar 08 - Mar 12
hberaud at redhat.com
Fri Mar 5 09:56:48 UTC 2021
We are getting close to the end of the Wallaby cycle! Next week on
11 March 2021 is the Wallaby-3 milestone, also known as feature freeze.
It's time to wrap up feature work in the services and their client
libraries, and defer features that won't make it to the Xena cycle.
This coming week is the deadline for client libraries: their last feature
release needs to happen before "Client library freeze" on 11 March, 2021.
Only bugfix releases will be allowed beyond this point.
When requesting those library releases, you can also include the
stable/wallaby branching request with the review. As an example, see the
"branches" section here:
11 March, 2021 is also the deadline for feature work in all OpenStack
deliverables following the cycle-with-rc model. To help those projects
produce a first release candidate in time, only bugfixes should be allowed
in the master branch beyond this point. Any feature work past that deadline
has to be raised as a Feature Freeze Exception (FFE) and approved by the
Finally, feature freeze is also the deadline for submitting a first version
of your cycle-highlights. Cycle highlights are the raw data that helps shape
what is communicated in press releases and other release activity at the
end of the cycle, avoiding direct contacts from marketing folks. See
for more details.
Upcoming Deadlines & Dates
- Wallaby-3 milestone (feature freeze): 11 March, 2021 (R-5 week)
- RC1 deadline: 22 March, 2021 (R-3 week)
- Final RC deadline: 5 April, 2021 (R-1 week)
- Final Wallaby final release: 14 April, 2021
- Cinder 3rd Party CI Compliance Checkpoint: 12 March, 2021 (R-5 week)
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat
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