[release] Release countdown for week R-3, Mar 07 - 11

Előd Illés elod.illes at est.tech
Fri Mar 4 16:41:16 UTC 2022

Development Focus

The Release Candidate (RC) deadline is next Thursday, March 10th, 2022. Work
should be focused on fixing any release-critical bugs.

General Information

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/yoga
branch will be cut. This branch will track the Yoga release.

Once stable/yoga has been created, the master branch will be ready to
switch to Zed development. While the master branch will no longer
be feature-frozen, please prioritize any work necessary for completing
Yoga plans.  Release-critical bugfixes will need to be merged in the
master branch first, then backported to the stable/yoga 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 your team is ready to go for cutting RC1, please let us know by
leaving a +1 on these patches.

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/yoga 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 then be Zed) to this stable branch for any
additional RCs before the final release.

The release team will also be proposing releases for any deliverable
following a cycle-with-intermediary model that has not produced any Yoga
release so far.

Finally, now is a good time to finalize release highlights if you have not
already done so. Release highlights help shape the messaging around the
release and make sure that your work is properly represented.

Upcoming Deadlines & Dates

RC1 deadline: March 10th, 2022 (R-3 week)
Final RC deadline: March 24th, 2022 (R-1 week)
Final Yoga release: March 30th, 2022
Next PTG: April 4 - 8, 2022 (virtual)

Előd Illés
irc: elodilles

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