[Openstack-operators] Are we ready to put stable/ocata into extended maintenance mode?

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 19:27:03 UTC 2018

The release page says Ocata is planned to go into extended maintenance 
mode on Aug 27 [1]. There really isn't much to this except it means we 
don't do releases for Ocata anymore [2]. There is a caveat that project 
teams that do not wish to maintain stable/ocata after this point can 
immediately end of life the branch for their project [3]. We can still 
run CI using tags, e.g. if keystone goes ocata-eol, devstack on 
stable/ocata can still continue to install from stable/ocata for nova 
and the ocata-eol tag for keystone. Having said that, if there is no 
undue burden on the project team keeping the lights on for stable/ocata, 
I would recommend not tagging the stable/ocata branch end of life at 
this point.

So, questions that need answering are:

1. Should we cut a final release for projects with stable/ocata branches 
before going into extended maintenance mode? I tend to think "yes" to 
flush the queue of backports. In fact, [3] doesn't mention it, but the 
resolution said we'd tag the branch [4] to indicate it has entered the 
EM phase.

2. Are there any projects that would want to skip EM and go directly to 
EOL (yes this feels like a Monopoly question)?

[1] https://releases.openstack.org/




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