Stein Release Schedule

Stein Release Schedule

3 September 2018 - 8 April 2019 (32 weeks)

Week   Cross-project events Project-specific events
Aug 27 - Aug 31    
Sep 03 - Sep 07 R-31  
Sep 10 - Sep 14 R-30  
Sep 17 - Sep 21 R-29  
Sep 24 - Sep 28 R-28    
Oct 01 - Oct 05 R-27    
Oct 08 - Oct 12 R-26    
Oct 15 - Oct 19 R-25    
Oct 22 - Oct 26 R-24
Oct 29 - Nov 02 R-23    
Nov 05 - Nov 09 R-22  
Nov 12 - Nov 16 R-21  
Nov 19 - Nov 23 R-20    
Nov 26 - Nov 30 R-19    
Dec 03 - Dec 07 R-18    
Dec 10 - Dec 14 R-17    
Dec 17 - Dec 21 R-16    
Dec 24 - Dec 28 R-15    
Dec 31 - Jan 04 R-14    
Jan 07 - Jan 11 R-13
Jan 14 - Jan 18 R-12    
Jan 21 - Jan 25 R-11    
Jan 28 - Feb 01 R-10  
Feb 04 - Feb 08 R-9    
Feb 11 - Feb 15 R-8    
Feb 18 - Feb 22 R-7  
Feb 25 - Mar 01 R-6  
Mar 04 - Mar 08 R-5
Mar 11 - Mar 15 R-4    
Mar 18 - Mar 22 R-3  
Mar 25 - Mar 29 R-2    
Apr 01 - Apr 05 R-1  
Apr 08 - Apr 12 R+0  

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Note

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. Exceptions to this policy will be explicitly mentioned in the event description.

Cross-project events

Keystone

Keystone Spec Proposal Freeze

All Keystone specs targeted to Stein must be submitted to the keystone-specs repository by the end of the week.

Keystone Spec Freeze

All Keystone specs targeted to Stein must be approved by the end of the week.

Keystone Feature Proposal Freeze

All new Keystone features must be proposed and substantially completed, with unit tests and documentation by the end of the week.

Keystone Feature Freeze

All new Keystone features must be merged by the end of the week.

Stein Goals Research

Pre-cycle planning and investigation into the community-wide goals for Stein.

Stein Project Team Gathering (PTG)

Project team gathering for the Stein cycle 10 - 14 September in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Stein-1 milestone

25 October 2018 is the Stein-1 milestone.

Stein Community Goals Acknowledgement

Teams should prepare their acknowledgement of the community-wide goals for Stein.

OpenStack Summit

The OpenStack Summit happens during this week in Berlin, Germany. It will include a “Forum” in which people from all parts of our community will gather to give feedback on the last release (Rocky) and discuss requirements for the next development cycle (Stein).

Stein-2 milestone

10 January 2019 is the Stein-2 milestone.

Final release for non-client libraries

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.

Stein-3 milestone

28 February 2019 is the Stein-3 milestone.

Stein Community Goals Completed

Teams should prepare their documentation for completing the community-wide goals for Stein.

Feature freeze

The Stein-3 milestone marks feature freeze for projects following the release:cycle-with-rc model. No featureful patch should be landed after this point. Exceptions may be granted by the project PTL.

Requirements freeze

After the Stein-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.

Final release for client libraries

Client libraries should issue their final release during this week, to match feature freeze.

Soft StringFreeze

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).

Membership Freeze

Projects made official after the second milestone, are not considered part of the release for the cycle. This does not apply to cycle-trailing packaging / lifecycle management projects.

RC1 target week

This week is the target for projects following the release:cycle-with-rc model to issue their first release candidate, with a deadline of 21 March 2019.

Hard StringFreeze

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.

Final RCs and intermediary releases

The week of 1 April 2019 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).

Cycle highlights marketing deadline

Cycle highlights need to be added to the release deliverables by this point to be included in any marketing release messaging. Highlights may be added after this point, but they will likely only be useful for historical purposes.

See the project team guide for more details and instructions on adding these highlights.

Stein release

The Stein coordinated release will happen on 10 April 2019.

Stein cycle-trailing release deadline

The release deadline for projects using the release:cycle-trailing model that follow the main release cycle is set to 11 July, 2019.

Project-specific events

TC Election Email Deadline

Contributors that will be in the electorate for the upcoming election should confirm their gerrit email addresses by this date (September 9th, 2018 at 00:00 UTC). Electorate rolls are generated after this date and ballots will be sent to the listed gerrit email address.

TC Election Nomination Begins

Technical committee candidates interested in serving for the next calendar year should announce their candidacies and platforms during this week. Please see the Election site for specific timing imformation.

TC Election Campaigning Begins

The electorate has time to ask candidates questions about their platforms and debate topics before polling begins. Please see the Election site for specific timing imformation.

TC Election Polling Begins

Election polling week for open seats on the TC. Please see the Election site for specific timing imformation.

PTL Elections

Manila

Manila Spec Freeze

All Manila specs must be approved by 8 Nov 2018 (23:59 UTC).

Manila New Driver Submission Deadline

The deadline for submitting new backend drivers to to Manila is 10 Jan 2019 (23:59 UTC). New drivers must be substantially complete, with unit tests, and passing 3rd party CI by this date. Drivers do not need to be merged until the feature freeze date, but drivers that don’t meet this deadline will not be considered at all for Rocky.

Manila Feature Proposal Freeze

All new Manila features must be proposed and substantially complete, with unit tests by 21 February 2019 (23:59 UTC).

Cinder

Cinder Spec Freeze

All Cinder Specs must be approved by 10 Jan 2019 (23:59 UTC).

Cinder New Driver Submission Deadline

The deadline for submitting new backend drivers to Cinder is 10 Jan 2019 (23:59 UTC). New drivers must be complete with unit tests at this point in time. The backend driver must also have a 3rd Party CI running reliably and the driver must be merged at this point to be included in the Stein release.

Cinder New Target Driver Submission Deadline

The deadline for submitting new target drivers to Cinder is 10 Jan 2019 (23:59 UTC). New target drivers must be complete with unit tests at this point in time. The target driver must also have a 3rd Party CI running reliably and the target driver must be marged at this point to be included in the Stein release.

Cinder Feature Proposal Freeze

All new Cinder features must be proposed and substantially complete with unit tests by 07 Mar 2019 (23:59 UTC).

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