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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: dev@dpdk.org
Cc: david.marchand@redhat.com, ferruh.yigit@intel.com,
	Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>,
	John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>,
	Ajit Khaparde <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com>
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7] doc: add release milestones definition
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 18:43:03 +0200
Message-ID: <20210518164303.4108310-1-thomas@monjalon.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1610304247-11455-1-git-send-email-asafp@nvidia.com>

From: Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>

Adding more information about the release milestones.
This includes the scope of change, expectations, etc.

Signed-off-by: Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Acked-by: John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>
Acked-by: Ajit Khaparde <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com>
---
v2: fix styling format and add content in the commit message
v3: change punctuation and avoid plural form when unneeded
v4: avoid abbreviations, "Priority" in -rc, and reword as John suggests
v5: note that release candidates may vary
v6: merge RFC and proposal deadline, add roadmap link and reduce duplication
v7: make expectations clearer and stricter
---
 doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst | 72 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 72 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
index 6dbbd5f8d1..4d70e326c5 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
@@ -177,6 +177,8 @@ Make your planned changes in the cloned ``dpdk`` repo. Here are some guidelines
 * Add documentation, if relevant, in the form of Doxygen comments or a User Guide in RST format.
   See the :ref:`Documentation Guidelines <doc_guidelines>`.
 
+* Code and related documentation must be updated atomically in the same patch.
+
 Once the changes have been made you should commit them to your local repo.
 
 For small changes, that do not require specific explanations, it is better to keep things together in the
@@ -660,3 +662,73 @@ 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 milestones that help everyone to converge to the release date.
+The following is a list of these milestones
+together with concrete definitions and expectations,
+for a typical release cycle (3 months ending after 4 release candidates).
+The number and expectations of release candidates might vary slightly.
+The schedule is updated in the `roadmap <https://core.dpdk.org/roadmap/#dates>`_.
+
+.. note::
+   Sooner is always better. Deadlines are not ideal dates.
+
+   Integration is never guaranteed but everyone can help.
+
+Roadmap
+~~~~~~~
+
+* Announce new features in libraries, drivers, applications, and examples.
+* To be published before the first day of the release cycle.
+
+Proposal Deadline
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+* Must send an RFC or a complete v1 patch.
+* Early RFC gives time for design review before complete implementation.
+* Should include at least the API changes in libraries and applications.
+* Library code should be quite complete at the deadline.
+* Nice to have: driver implementation (full or draft), example code, and documentation.
+
+rc1
+~~~
+
+* Priority: libraries. No library feature should be accepted after -rc1.
+* New API must be defined and implemented in libraries.
+* The API must include Doxygen documentation
+  and be part of the relevant .rst files (library-specific and release notes).
+* API should be used in a test application (``/app``).
+* At least one PMD should implement the API.
+  It may be a draft sent in a separate series.
+* The above should be sent to the mailing list at least 2 weeks before -rc1.
+* Nice to have: example code (``/examples``)
+
+rc2
+~~~
+
+* Priority: drivers. No driver feature should be accepted after -rc2.
+* A driver change must include documentation
+  in the relevant .rst files (driver-specific and release notes).
+* The above should be sent to the mailing list at least 2 weeks before -rc2.
+
+rc3
+~~~
+
+* Priority: applications. No application feature should be accepted after -rc3.
+* New functionality that does not depend on libraries update
+  can be integrated as part of -rc3.
+* The application change must include documentation in the relevant .rst files
+  (application-specific and release notes if significant).
+* Libraries and drivers cleanup are allowed.
+* Small driver reworks.
+* Critical and minor bug fixes.
+
+rc4
+~~~
+
+* Documentation updates.
+* Critical bug fixes.
-- 
2.31.1


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-18 16:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-10 18:44 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " Asaf Penso
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 ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2021-05-19  8:56   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7] " 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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