[release] Release countdown for week R-2, Sep 19 - 23

Előd Illés elod.illes at est.tech
Fri Sep 16 15:29:34 UTC 2022

Development Focus

At this point we should have release candidates (RC1 or recent intermediary
release) for all the Zed deliverables. Teams should be working on any
release-critical bugs that would require another RC or intermediary release
before the final release.


Early in the week, the release team will be proposing stable/zed branch
creation for all deliverables that have not branched yet, using the latest
available Zed release as the branch point. If your team is ready to go
for creating that branch, please let us know by leaving a +1 on these

If you would like to wait for another release before branching, you can -1
the patch and update it later in the week with the new release you would
like to use. By the end of the week the release team will merge those
patches though, unless an exception is granted.

Once stable/zed branches are created, if a release-critical bug is
detected, you will need to fix the issue in the master branch first, then
backport the fix to the stable/zed branch before releasing out of the
stable/zed branch.

After all of the cycle-with-rc projects have branched we will branch
devstack, grenade, and the requirements repos. This will effectively open
them up for 2023.1 Antelope development, though the focus should still be
on finishing up Zed until the final release.

For projects with translations, watch for any translation patches coming
through and merge them quickly. A new release should be produced so that
translations are included in the final Zed release.

Finally, now is a good time to finalize release notes. In particular,
consider adding any relevant "prelude" content. Release notes are
targeted for the downstream consumers of your project, so it would be
great to include any useful information for those that are going to pick
up and use or deploy the Zed version of your project.

Upcoming Deadlines & Dates

Final RC deadline: September 29th, 2022 (R-1 week)
Final Zed release: October 5th, 2022
Virtual PTG: October 17-21, 2022

Előd Illés
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