Hi all,

The last merge from autoland to mozilla-central before the version bump has
now happened, so the soft freeze for 85 is over, and development for
Firefox 86 is underway.


On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 5:34 PM Julien Cristau <jcris...@mozilla.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> With Firefox 84 RC week upon us, we are nearing the end of the Nightly 85
> cycle.
> In order to avoid invalidating the testing we get out of late Nightly and
> to ensure that we can roll out Beta 84 to a wider audience with confidence,
> we'd like to ask that any risky changes be avoided from Thursday December
> 10 until after the version bump to 86 on December 14.
> Some reminders for the soft code freeze period:
> Do:
> - Be ready to back out patches that cause crash spikes, new crashes,
> severe regressions
> - Monitor new regressions and escalate merge blockers
> - Support release management by prioritizing fixing of merge blockers
> Do Not:
> - Land a risky patch or a large patch
> - Land new features (that affect the current Nightly version) — be mindful
> that code behind NIGHTLY_BUILD or RELEASE_OR_BETA ifdefs can lead to
> unexpected CI results
> - Flip prefs that enable new Features that were untested in the Nightly
> cycle
> - Plan to kick off new experiments that might impact a feature's merge
> readiness
> Please let us know if you have any questions/concerns.
> Thanks,
> Julien & the Release Management team
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