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* release schedule change proposal
@ 2021-11-15 14:58 Thomas Monjalon
  2021-11-15 15:11 ` Luca Boccassi
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  0 siblings, 4 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Thomas Monjalon @ 2021-11-15 14:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: dev, users
  Cc: david.marchand, ferruh.yigit, andrew.rybchenko, qi.z.zhang,
	jerinj, rasland, maxime.coquelin, gakhil, bluca, ktraynor,
	bruce.richardson, mdr, konstantin.ananyev, olivier.matz,
	honnappa.nagarahalli, hemant.agrawal, aconole, ajit.khaparde

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?



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2021-11-15 14:58 release schedule change proposal Thomas Monjalon
2021-11-15 15:11 ` Luca Boccassi
2021-11-15 15:39   ` Jerin Jacob
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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