[Starlingx-discuss] Proposal: Release Plan

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Fri Jun 22 12:18:24 UTC 2018

Jones, Bruce E wrote:
> [...]
> Going forward I’d like to figure out how to align with the overall 
> OpenStack release cadence.  That topic will be discussed at the 
> September PTG – you can find the draft agenda at 
> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/stx-PTG-agenda.  Please feel free to 
> add any topics you’d like to see discussed there.

I'll try to join on that discussion !

> [...]
> *Proposed schedule*
> RC1: August 29th
> RC2: September 26th - Feature Freeze
> RC3: October 24th - Bug freeze - only absolutely critical bug fixes 
> after this
> RC4: November 7th - Final release candidate

If that is something you can change, I'd recommend that you keep the 
"RC" term for real release candidates -- things that could, at least in 
theory, be used as final releases. At the very least, RCs should be 
feature complete. Otherwise if you use them as basic development 
milestones, you dilute their meaning, which makes it harder to encourage 
people outside of your core group to actually test them.

So I'd recommend using "beta1", "beta2"... for feature-incomplete 
milestones, and switch to "rc1" once you reach bug freeze :)


Thierry Carrez (ttx)
OpenStack Release Management team

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