[Gluster-Maintainers] Release 4.0: Schedule and scope clarity (responses needed)
vbellur at redhat.com
Mon Nov 27 19:27:25 UTC 2017
Top posting here.
I would like to propose that all new features for 4.x have tests in glusto
and that one successful run of those tests as a necessary condition for the
release to happen. This effort would help us catch regressions that happen
in multi node setups and also prevent accrual of further technical debt
with respect to testing.
On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:04 PM, Shyam Ranganathan <srangana at redhat.com>
> As this is a longish mail, there are a few asks below, that I request
> folks to focus and answer.
> 4.0 is a STM release (Short Term Maintenance), further, 4.1 is also slated
> as a STM release (although the web pages read differently and will be
> corrected shortly). Finally 4.2 would be the first LTM (Long Term ...) in
> the 4.x release line for Gluster.
> * Schedule *
> The above also considers that 4.0 will release 2 months from 3.13, which
> puts 4.0 branching (also read as feature freeze deadline) around
> mid-December (4 weeks from now).
> 4.0/1/2 release calendar hence looks as follows,
> - Release 4.0: (STM)
> - Feature freeze/branching: mid-December
> - Release date: Jan, 31st 2018
> - Release 4.1: (STM)
> - Feature freeze/branching: mid-March
> - Release date: Apr, 30th 2018
> - Release 4.2: (LTM, release 3.10 EOL'd)
> - Feature freeze/branching: mid-June
> - Release date: Jul, 31st 2018
> * Scope *
> The main focus in 4.0 is landing GlusterD2, and all efforts towards this
> take priority.
> Further big features in 4.0 are around GFProxy, protocol layer changes,
> monitoring and usability changes, FUSE catchup, +1 scaling.
> Also, some code cleanup/debt areas are in focus.
> Now, glusterfs/github  reads ~50 issues as being targets in 4.0, and
> among this about 2-4 are marked closed (or done).
> Ask1: Request each of you to go through the issue list and coordinate with
> a maintainer, to either mark an issues milestone correctly (i.e retain it
> in 4.0 or move it out) and also leave a comment on the issue about its
> Ask 2: If there are issues that you are working on and are not marked
> against the 4.0 milestone, please do the needful for the same.
> Ask 3: Please mail the devel list, on features that are making it to 4.0,
> so that the project board can be rightly populated with the issue.
> Ask 4: If the 4.0 branching date was extended by another 4 weeks, would
> that enable you to finish additional features that are already marked for
> 4.0? This helps us move the needle on branching to help land the right set
> of features.
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