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From: Luca Boccassi <bluca@debian.org>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>, dev@dpdk.org, users@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: release schedule change proposal
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:11:44 +0000
Message-ID: <7c5d07fd690dbde4a155ed476f4e6cee5fc4aed9.camel@debian.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <5786413.XMpytKYiJR@thomas>

On Mon, 2021-11-15 at 15:58 +0100, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 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?

We upload only LTS releases to Debian/Ubuntu, so as long as those stay
the same as it is proposed here, no problem for us.

-- 
Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

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

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-15 14:58 Thomas Monjalon
2021-11-15 15:11 ` Luca Boccassi [this message]
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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