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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: dev@dpdk.org, users@dpdk.org
Cc: david.marchand@redhat.com, ferruh.yigit@intel.com,
	andrew.rybchenko@oktetlabs.ru, qi.z.zhang@intel.com,
	jerinj@marvell.com, rasland@nvidia.com,
	maxime.coquelin@redhat.com, gakhil@marvell.com, bluca@debian.org,
	ktraynor@redhat.com, bruce.richardson@intel.com, mdr@ashroe.eu,
	konstantin.ananyev@intel.com, olivier.matz@6wind.com,
	honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com, hemant.agrawal@nxp.com,
	aconole@redhat.com, ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com
Subject: release schedule change proposal
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:58:15 +0100
Message-ID: <5786413.XMpytKYiJR@thomas> (raw)

For the last 5 years, DPDK was doing 4 releases per year,
in February, May, August and November (the LTS one):
	.02   .05   .08   .11 (LTS)

This schedule has multiple issues:
	- clash with China's Spring Festival
	- too many rushes, impacting maintainers & testers
	- not much buffer, impacting proposal period

I propose to switch to a new schedule with 3 releases per year:
	.03      .07      .11 (LTS)

New LTS branch would start at the same time of the year as before.
There would be one less intermediate release during spring/summer:
.05 and .08 intermediate releases would become a single .07.
I think it has almost no impact for the users.
This change could be done starting next year.

In details, this is how we could extend some milestones:

	ideal schedule so far (in 13 weeks):
		proposal deadline: 4
		rc1 - API freeze: 5
		rc2 - PMD features freeze: 2
		rc3 - app features freeze: 1
		rc4 - last chance to fix: 1
		release: 0

	proposed schedule (in 17 weeks):
		proposal deadline: 4
		rc1 - API freeze: 7
		rc2 - PMD features freeze: 3
		rc3 - app features freeze: 1
		rc4 - more fixes: 1
		rc5 - last chance buffer: 1
		release: 0

Opinions?



             reply	other threads:[~2021-11-15 14:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-15 14:58 Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2021-11-15 15:11 ` Luca Boccassi
2021-11-15 15:39   ` Jerin Jacob
2021-11-15 16:04     ` Asaf Penso
2021-11-15 16:06 ` Kevin Traynor
2021-11-19 13:48   ` Flavio Leitner
2021-11-19 15:22   ` Ilya Maximets
2021-11-15 16:58 ` Stephen Hemminger
2021-11-15 17:15   ` Shepard Siegel
2021-11-18  4:08 ` Ajit Khaparde

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