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From Rene Moser <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSE] RM for 4.11
Date Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:52:29 GMT
Perfect. Thanks Rohit, Daan and Paul!

On 11/29/2017 11:14 AM, Rohit Yadav wrote:
> Hi All,
> I’d like to put myself forward as release manager for 4.11. The 4.11
> releases will be the next major version LTS release since 4.9 and will be
> supported for 20 months per the LTS manifesto [2] until 1 July 2019.
> Daan Hoogland and Paul Angus will assist during the process and all of us
> will be the gatekeepers for reviewing/testing/merging the PRs, others will
> be welcome to support as well.
> As a community member, I will try to help get PRs reviewed, tested and
> merged (as would everyone else I hope) but with an RM hat on I would like
> to see if we can make that role less inherently life-consuming and put the
> onus back on the community to get stuff done.
> Here the plan:
> 1. As RM I put forward the freeze date of the 8th of January 2018, hoping
> for community approval.
> 2. After the freeze date (8th Jan) until GA release, features will not be
> allowed and fixes only as long as there are blocker issues outstanding.
> Fixes for other issues will be individually judged on their merit and risk.
> 3. RM will triage/report critical and blocker bugs for 4.11 [4] and
> encourage people to get them fixed.
> 4. RM will create RCs and start voting once blocker bugs are cleared and
> baseline smoke test results are on par with previous smoke
> test results.
> 5. RM will allocate at least a week for branch stabilization and testing.
> At the earliest, on 15th January, RM will put for voting from
> the 4.11 branch, and master will be open to accepting new features.
> 6. RM will repeat 3-5 as required. Voting/testing of -rc2, -rc3 and so on
> will be created as required.
> 7. Once vote passes - RM will continue with the release procedures [1].
> In conjunction with that, I also propose and put forward the date of 4.12
> cut-off as 4 months [3] after GA release of 4.11 (so everyone knows when
> the next one is coming hopefully giving peace of mind to those who have
> features which would not make the proposed 4.11 cut off).
> I’d like the community (including myself and colleagues) to:
> - Up to 8th January, community members try to review, test and merge as
> many fixes as possible, while super-diligent to not de-stabilize the master
> branch.
> - Engage with gatekeepers to get your PRs reviewed, tested and merged
> (currently myself, Daan and Paul, others are welcome to engage as well). Do
> not merge the PRs
> - A pull request may be reverted where the author(s) are not responding and
> authors may be asked to re-submit their changes after taking suitable
> remedies.
> - Find automated method to show (at a glance) statuses of PRs with respect
> to:
>   · Number of LGTMs
>   · Smoke tests
>   · Functional tests
>   · Travis tests passing
>   · Mergeability
> - Perform a weekly run of a component-test matrix against the master branch
> before Jan 8th cut off (based on current hypervisors including basic (KVM)
> and advanced networking).
> - Continue to fix broken tests.
> Thoughts, feedback, comments?
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4] The current list of blocker and critical bugs currently stands as per
> the following list:
> Regards,
> Rohit Yadav

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