[release] Release countdown for week R-11, Jul 18 - 22
elod.illes at est.tech
Fri Jul 15 15:09:35 UTC 2022
We are now past the Zed-2 milestone, and entering the last development
phase of the cycle. Teams should be focused on implementing planned work
for the cycle.
Now is a good time to review those plans and reprioritize anything if
needed based on the what progress has been made and what looks realistic
to complete in the next few weeks.
Looking ahead to the end of the release cycle, please be aware of the
feature freeze dates. Those vary depending on deliverable type:
* General libraries (except client libraries) need to have their last
feature release before Non-client library freeze (August 26th, 2022).
Their stable branches are cut early.
* Client libraries (think python-*client libraries) need to have their
last feature release before Client library freeze (September 1st, 2022)
* Deliverables following a cycle-with-rc model (that would be most
services) observe a Feature freeze on that same date, September 1st,
Any feature addition beyond that date should be discussed on the
mailing-list and get PTL approval. After feature freeze, cycle-with-rc
deliverables need to produce a first release candidate (and a stable
branch) before RC1 deadline (September12th, 2022)
* Deliverables following cycle-with-intermediary model can release as
necessary, but in all cases before Final RC deadline (September 29th,
Upcoming Deadlines & Dates
Non-client library freeze: August 26th, 2022 (R-6 week)
Client library freeze: September 1st, 2022 (R-5 week)
Zed-3 milestone: September 1st, 2022 (R-5 week)
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