[ovs-dev] OVN 20.09 Soft freeze

Mark Michelson mmichels at redhat.com
Wed Sep 2 13:34:45 UTC 2020

Hi everyone,

I realized that I completely let August slip away, and so we're overdue 
to start the release process for the 20.09.0 release of OVN.

I propose that soft freeze for 20.09 will be on Friday 11 September, 
2020. Any feature patches that you wish to have included in 20.09.0 must 
be published to the dev list by that date.

For 20.06, we had a long turnaround between soft freeze and actual 
release due to some last second submissions and long review processes. 
To help that not happen this time, please respond to this email as soon 
as possible to let us know which outstanding patches should be reviewed 
for 20.09 inclusion, and please try to get your patches posted as soon 
as possible.

Once soft freeze hits, we will create the 20.09 branch, and we will 
review and test patches to get them included in the branch. Friday 18 
September will be hard freeze. This is when we stop placing any new 
feature patches in the branch. From there, we will have a week to 
perform any testing before releasing on Friday 25 September.

To prevent this sort of situation in the future where time slips away, 
I'm going to make an update to the release process document in OVN that 
clarifies the timeline some more and uses actual calendar dates.

Mark Michelson

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