[ovs-dev] OVN release-related dates

Mark Michelson mmichels at redhat.com
Fri Jan 10 21:58:51 UTC 2020


OVS has entered soft freeze, and OVN should follow suit since we want to 
make the first release of standalone OVN (2020.03.0) at the same time as 
OVS 2.13.0.

We had a discussion during the IRC OVN meeting yesterday and the 
developers present were receptive to declaring soft freeze on January 20 
and hard freeze on February 1.

"Soft freeze" means that any new features that we wish to put in OVN 
2020.03.0 should have a review posted before then. During the soft 
freeze period, we can merge these features into the master branch. On 
January 20, I'll post another message to this list about the soft freeze 

Once hard freeze hits, we will create the branch for the release and 
begin testing. This means we will not be accepting any new features at 
this point. We can, of course, fix bugs that are found during testing.

We will then release OVN 2020.03.0 in March, approximately the same time 
as OVS 2.13.0. If we can actually coordinate a simultaneous release, 
that would be nice, but I don't think it's a requirement.

If you have any objections to the dates laid out in this e-mail, please 
speak up. AFAIK, this should give plenty of time for us to get remaining 
features merged and test before release.

Mark Michelson

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