31 October 2016 - 24 February 2017 (16 weeks)
|Week||Cross-project events||Project-specific events|
|Oct 31 - Nov 04|
|Oct 10 - Oct 14|
|Oct 17 - Oct 21|
|Oct 24 - Oct 28|
|Oct 31 - Nov 04|
|Nov 07 - Nov 11||R-15|
|Nov 14 - Nov 18||R-14|
|Nov 21 - Nov 25||R-13|
|Nov 28 - Dec 02||R-12|
|Dec 05 - Dec 09||R-11|
|Dec 12 - Dec 16||R-10|
|Dec 19 - Dec 23||R-9|
|Dec 26 - Dec 30||R-8|
|Jan 02 - Jan 06||R-7|
|Jan 09 - Jan 13||R-6|
|Jan 16 - Jan 20||R-5|
|Jan 23 - Jan 27||R-4|
|Jan 30 - Feb 03||R-3|
|Feb 06 - Feb 10||R-2|
|Feb 13 - Feb 17||R-1|
|Feb 20 - Feb 24||R+0|
|Feb 27 - Mar 03||R+1|
|Mar 06 - Mar 10||R+2|
With the exception of the final release date and cycle-trailing release date, deadlines are generally the Thursday of the week on which they are noted above. For example, the Feature Freeze in week R-4 is on 26 January. Exceptions to this policy will be explicitly mentioned in the event description.
Project team gathering for the Pike release 20-24 February 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
17 November is the ocata-1 milestone window for projects following the cycle-with-milestones model.
Teams should prepare their acknowledgement of the community-wide goals for Ocata.
15 December is the ocata-2 milestone window for projects following the cycle-with-milestones model.
Libraries that are not client libraries (Oslo and others) should issue their final release during this week. That allows to give time for last-minute changes before feature freeze.
26 January is the ocata-3 milestone window for projects following the cycle-with-milestones model.
Teams should prepare their documentation for completing the community-wide goals for Ocata.
Project teams should identify contributors who have had a significant impact this cycle but who would not qualify for ATC status using the regular process because they have not submitted a patch. Those names should be added to the governance repo for consideration as ATC for the future.
Although extra ATCs can be nominated at any point, there is a deadline
to be included in electorate for the next release cycle. The ATC list
needs to be approved by the TC by (TBD), and in order to appear on the
TC agenda to be discussed, the proposals need to be submitted to the
openstack/governance repository by (TBD).
The ocata-3 milestone marks feature freeze for projects following the cycle-with-milestones model. No featureful patch should be landed after this point. Exceptions may be granted by the project PTL.
After the ocata-3 milestone, only critical requirements and constraints changes will be allowed. Freezing our requirements list gives packagers downstream an opportunity to catch up and prepare packages for everything necessary for distributions of the upcoming release. The requirements remain frozen until the stable branches are created, with the release candidates.
Client libraries should issue their final release during this week, to match feature freeze.
You are no longer allowed to accept proposed changes containing modifications in user-facing strings. Such changes should be rejected by the review team and postponed until the next series development opens (which should happen when RC1 is published).
Projects must participate in at least two milestones in order to be considered part of the release. Projects made official after the second milestone, or which fail to produce milestone releases for at least one of the first and second milestones as well as the third milestone, are therefore not considered part of the release for the cycle.
The week of 30 January - 3 February is the target date for projects following the cycle-with-milestones model to issue their first release candidate, with a deadline of 2 February.
This happens when the RC1 for the project is tagged. At this point, ideally no strings are changed (or added, or removed), to give translator time to finish up their efforts.
The week of 13-17 February is the last week to issue release candidates or intermediary releases before release week. During release week, only final-release-critical releases will be accepted (at the discretion of the release team).
The Ocata coordinated release will happen on 22 February.
The deadline for projects using the release:cycle-trailing model that follow the main release cycle is 9 March.
Project team lead candidates for the Pike cycle should announce their candidacy during this week. Those dates should be confirmed by the Pike PTL election officials.
Election week for Project team leads (where an election must be held to determine the winner). Those dates should be confirmed by the Pike PTL election officials.
The deadline for getting a new backend driver added to Cinder is 14th December, 2016. All review issues must be addressed and third party CI must be reporting and stable with enough time for reviewers prior to the deadline. Meeting these requirements on the 14th does not guarantee core reviewers will have enough time to merge the driver.
All Cinder specs must be approved by 14th December, 2016.
The following deadlines are specific to the Glance project.
All Glance, python-glanceclient, and glance_store specs must be proposed as patches to the glance-specs repository by 23:59 UTC on Thursday 10 November 2016.
All Glance, python-glanceclient, and glance_store specs must be merged into the glance-specs repository by 23:59 UTC on Friday 25 November 2016.
The deadlines below are specific to the Nova project.
All Nova specs must be approved by 17th November, 2016.
All Manila specs must be approved by 17th November, 2016, unless they are officially designated high-priority.
All high-priority Manila specs must be approved by 15th December, 2016.
All new Manila drivers must be proposed by 19th December, 2016.
Horizon will enter feature freeze a week before other projects to allow plugin authors an additional week to react to feature changes.
The deadlines below are specific to the Trove project.
Submit all Trove specs for the release by the end of this week (for review) in trove-specs repository.
All Trove specs for the release must be approved by the end of this week.
Freeze the requirements for all guest agents by this date and make the requirements file for guests.
All major features for the python-troveclient must be reviewed and approved by the end of this week, this gives us one additional week to address any issues with dependencies.
The deadlines below are specific to the Keystone project.
Submit all keystone specs for the release by the end of this week (for review) in keystone-specs repository.
All keystone specs for the release must be approved by the end of this week.
All major keystone features for the release must be proposed by the end of this week.
All major features for keystone must be reviewed and approved by the end of this week.