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From: Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>
To: dev@dpdk.org
Cc: techboard@dpdk.org
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: add release milestones definition
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 18:44:07 +0000
Message-ID: <1610304247-11455-1-git-send-email-asafp@nvidia.com> (raw)

Signed-off-by: Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>
---
 doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst | 52 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 52 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
index 4e9140b..849fe6d 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
@@ -657,3 +657,55 @@ patch accepted. The general cycle for patch review and acceptance is:
      than rework of the original.
    * Trivial patches may be merged sooner than described above at the tree committer's
      discretion.
+
+
+Milestones definition
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Each DPDK release has a couple of milestones that help everyone to converge to the release date.
+The following is a list of these milestones together with concrete definitions and expectations.
+
+Roadmap
+* Content - new features in libs, drivers, apps, and examples
+* Timeframe - to be published until the first day of the release
+
+RFC
+* Content - public design review for the features, explaining the need, and the design
+* It should include the API changes, in libs and apps
+* RFCs are not mandatory but are strongly advised to start early discussions
+* Nice to have - driver implementation (full or draft), example code, and documentation
+
+Proposal Deadline
+* Content - either an RFC as stated above or a v1 patch
+* Nice to have - code complete for libs
+
+rc1
+* Content - new or updated API
+* New API should be defined and implemented in shared libraries
+* The API should include DoxyGen documentation and be part of the relevant .rst files (lib, release_notes)
+* Code and related documentation must be updated atomically in the same patch
+* It should be used in a test application (/apps) and also documented in the relevant .rst files
+* At least one pmd should implement this API. It can be in a draft mode but must be sent as a separate series
+* At least 2 weeks before -rc1 the above should be sent to the ML for review
+* Nice to have: example code (/examples)
+
+rc2
+* Content - drivers
+* All features should be implemented in drivers
+* The drivers should include documentation and be part of the relevant .rst files (driver, release_notes)
+* Code and related documentation must be updated atomically in the same patch
+* At least 2 weeks before -rc2 the above should be sent to the ML for review
+
+rc3
+* Content - test apps
+* New functionality that doesn’t depend on libs update can be integrated as part of -rc3
+* The app should include documentation and be part of the relevant .rst files (app, release_notes if significant)
+* Code and related documentation must be updated atomically in the same patch
+* Last opportunity for Misc changes
+* Small driver rework
+* libs and driver cleanup
+* Big bug fixes
+
+rc4
+* Content - documentation updates
+* Critical bug fixes
-- 
1.8.3.1


             reply	other threads:[~2021-01-10 18:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-10 18:44 Asaf Penso [this message]
2021-01-12 13:30 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Michael Baum
2021-01-13  9:12   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/1] " Thomas Monjalon
2021-01-27 18:33     ` Mcnamara, John
2021-02-01 22:13 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 " Thomas Monjalon
2021-02-01 22:31   ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-02-01 22:38     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-02-03  7:58 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 " Thomas Monjalon
2021-02-03 10:14   ` David Marchand
2021-02-03 10:27     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-03-28 19:00 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6] " Thomas Monjalon
2021-03-29  2:02   ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-05-18 11:57   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-05-18 12:25     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-05-18 13:13       ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-05-18 17:20         ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-05-18 16:43 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7] " Thomas Monjalon
2021-05-19  8:56   ` Bruce Richardson
2021-05-19 11:58   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-05-19 12:16     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-08-26 10:11 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8] " Thomas Monjalon
2021-09-02 16:33   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-09-03 11:50     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-09-03 15:35       ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-09-14  7:53         ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-09-14 16:11           ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-09-14 16:46             ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-09-03 12:26   ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-09-03 12:55     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-09-14  7:56 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9] " Thomas Monjalon
2021-09-14 16:34   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-09-14 16:50     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-09-14 16:51       ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-09-14 17:20         ` Thomas Monjalon

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