[Gluster-Maintainers] Release 3.13: (STM release) Details

Shyam Ranganathan srangana at redhat.com
Mon Sep 11 14:21:01 UTC 2017


The next community release of Gluster is 3.13, which is a short term 
maintenance release is slated for release on 30th Nov [1] [2]. Thus 
giving a 2 month head room to get to 4.0 work done, while maintaining 
the cadence of releasing every 3 months.

This mail is to announce the scope, schedule and request contributors 
for the features that will make it to 3.13.

1) Scope:
3.13 is expected to be *lean* in scope, as most work is expected to be 
around 4.0 in the coming months. This STM can be considered as a sneak 
peek for some 4.0 features, that will *not* break any compatibility in 
the 3.x release line.

2) The release calendar looks as follows,
- Feature proposal end date: Sep-22-2017
- Branching: Oct-16-2017
- Release: Nov-30-2017

- Feature proposal:
   - Contributors need to request for features that will be a part of 
the 3.13 release, sending a mail to the devel list, and including the 
github issue # for the feature

- Branching: date by when declared features (appearing in the release 
lane, in the github project board [3]) need to be completed, incomplete 
or features that are not ready by the branching date, would be pushed 
out to the next release.


[1] Github milestone: https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/milestone/6
[2] Release schedule: https://www.gluster.org/release-schedule/
[3] Github project board: https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/projects/1

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