Wallaby Release Schedule

Wallaby Release Schedule


Deadlines are generally the Thursday of the week on which they are noted below. Exceptions to this policy will be explicitly mentioned in the event description.

19 October 2020 - 14 April 2021 (26 weeks)


Cross-project events

Project-specific events

Oct 12 - Oct 16

Oct 19 - Oct 23


Oct 26 - Oct 30


Nov 02 - Nov 06


Nov 09 - Nov 13


Nov 16 - Nov 20


Nov 23 - Nov 27


Nov 30 - Dec 04


Dec 07 - Dec 11


Dec 14 - Dec 18


Dec 21 - Dec 25


Dec 28 - Jan 01


Jan 04 - Jan 08


Jan 11 - Jan 15


Jan 18 - Jan 22


Jan 25 - Jan 29


Feb 01 - Feb 05


Feb 08 - Feb 12


Feb 15 - Feb 19


Feb 22 - Feb 26


Mar 01 - Mar 05


Mar 08 - Mar 12


Mar 15 - Mar 19


Mar 22 - Mar 26


Mar 29 - Apr 02


Apr 05 - Apr 09


Apr 12 - Apr 16


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Cross-project events

Wallaby Goals Research

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

Virtual PTG

A virtual PTG will be held during this week. The Project Teams Gathering provides and opportunity for teams to collaborate and plan, and discuss requirements for future releases.

Wallaby-1 milestone

3 December, 2020 is the Wallaby-1 milestone. See project-specific notes for relevant deadlines.

Victoria Cycle-Trailing Release Deadline

All projects following the cycle-trailing release model must release their Victoria deliverables by 14 January, 2021.

Wallaby-2 milestone

21 January, 2021 is the Wallaby-2 milestone. See project-specific notes for relevant deadlines.

Membership Freeze

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. This does not apply to cycle-trailing packaging / lifecycle management projects.

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.

Wallaby-3 milestone

11 March, 2021 is the Wallaby-3 milestone. See project-specific notes for relevant deadlines.

Feature freeze

The Wallaby-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.

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).

Requirements freeze

After the Wallaby-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.

Wallaby Community Goals Completed

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

RC1 target week

The week of 22 March, 2021 is the target date for projects following the release:cycle-with-rc model to issue their first release candidate.

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 translators time to finish up their efforts.

Final RCs and intermediary releases

The week of 5 April, 2021 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).

Wallaby release

The Wallaby coordinated release will happen on Wednesday, 14 April, 2021.

Open Infrastructure Summit

The Open Infrastructure Summit is expected to take place some time in May. Exact event dates are yet to be determined.

Cycle Highlights

Cycle highlights need to be added to the release deliverables by feature freeze 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.

Project-specific events


Manila Spec Freeze

All Manila specs targeted to Wallaby must be approved by the end of the week.

Manila New Driver Deadline

By the end of the week all new backend drivers for Manila must be substantially complete, with unit tests, and passing 3rd party CI. Drivers do not have to actually merge until feature freeze.

Manila Feature Proposal Freeze

All new Manila features must be proposed and substantially completed, with unit, functional and integration tests by the end of the week.

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