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From Ismael Juma <ism...@juma.me.uk>
Subject Re: release planning
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:27:11 GMT
Thanks for the update and for managing the next release Ewen. :)


On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 10:22 PM, Ewen Cheslack-Postava <ewen@confluent.io>

> Hey folks,
> We're quickly approaching our next time-based release. If you missed any of
> the updates on the new time-based releases we'll be following, see
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Time+Based+Release+Plan
> for an explanation.
> I've started to organize the release, scheduled for mid-February,
> here:
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Release+Plan+
> Here are the important dates (also documented in the wiki):
> * Feature Freeze: Jan 13, 2017 (major features merged & working on
> stabilization, minor features have PR, release branch cut; anything not in
> this state will be automatically moved to the next release in JIRA)
> * Code Freeze: Jan 27, 2017 (first RC created now)
> * Release: Feb 14, 2017
> Please note that we expect these Feb releases to be a bit lighter than
> average because so many folks are on vacation over the winter holidays.
> However, we still have lots of good stuff happening!
> * KIPs! We have 11 adopted with 5 already committed and 6 with patches in
> flight. Let's plan to get all of these merged before the feature freeze in
> ~2w. Also, I did a quick pass over the VOTE threads to move some KIPs into
> the adopted section. But there are some that I saw just didn't have enough
> committer votes yet. If you have a KIP outstanding that is just waiting for
> votes & already has a PR prepared, please revive the thread and push it
> through. We'll cut them off by the feature freeze, but KIPs that are just
> waiting on votes could still make it in.
> * Open JIRAs. Oh my, we have a lot.
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?jql=project%20%
> 3D%20KAFKA%20AND%20fixVersion%20%3D%
> 20status%20not%20in%20(resolved%2C%20closed)%20ORDER%
> 20BY%20priority%20DESC%20
> More than 200 at the moment. I will be culling these and cleaning them up,
> although I won't remove the majority of them until we hit feature freeze
> (except for cases where we know they absolutely cannot make it). Note that
> if you have something you're aiming to get into, *you should mark
> it with that version now*.
> * Closed JIRAs: So far ~130 closed tickets for
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?jql=project%20%
> 3D%20KAFKA%20AND%20fixVersion%20%3D%
> 20status%20%3D%20resolved%20ORDER%20BY%20priority%20DESC%20
> * Release features:
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Release+Plan+
> has
> a "Release Features" section that I will include with the release
> notes/email for the release. I've populated it with notes about important
> KIPs, but key bug fixes or features could also be relevant. Please add to
> this list anything you think is worth noting -- it's a struggle keeping up
> with everything happening on the -dev list, so please chime in!
> I'll plan to give another update in ~1w as we get closer to the freeze
> dates, and with increasing frequency after that.
> -Ewen

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