[release] Release countdown for week R-3 Mar 22 - Mar 26
hberaud at redhat.com
Fri Mar 19 06:43:39 UTC 2021
The Release Candidate (RC) deadline is next Thursday, 25 March, 2021. Work
should be focused on fixing any release-critical bugs.
All deliverables released under a cycle-with-rc model should have a first
release candidate by the end of the week, from which a stable/wallaby
branch will be cut. This branch will track the Wallaby release.
Once stable/wallaby has been created, the master branch will be ready to
to Xena development. While the master branch will no longer be
please prioritize any work necessary for completing Wallaby plans.
Release-critical bugfixes will need to be merged in the master branch
first, then backported to the stable/wallaby branch before a new release
candidate can be proposed.
Early in the week, the release team will be proposing RC1 patches for all
cycle-with-rc projects, using the latest commit from the master branch. If
is ready to go for cutting RC1, please let us know by leaving a +1 on these
If there are still a few more patches needed before RC1, you can -1 the
patch and update it later in the week with the new commit hash you would
like to use. Remember, stable/wallaby branches will be created with this,
so you will want to make sure you have what you need included to avoid
needing to backport changes from the master branch (which will technically
Xena) to this stable branch for any additional RCs before the final
The release team will also be proposing releases for any deliverable
following a cycle-with-intermediary model that has not produced any Wallaby
release so far.
Finally, now is a good time to finalize release highlights. Release
highlights help shape the messaging around the release and make sure that
your work is properly represented.
Upcoming Deadlines & Dates
RC1 deadline: 25 March, 2021 (R-3 week)
Final RC deadline: 08 April, 2021 (R-1 week)
Final Wallaby release: 14 April, 2021
Xena virtual PTG: 19 - 23 April, 2021
Thanks for your reading
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat
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