Excerpts from joehuang's message of 2017-01-13 01:23:08 +0000:
> Hello, Doug,
> One question, according to the guide for self-branch, the Ocata stable
> branch should be created for RC1 tag for projects using the
> cycle-with-milestone release model. The date for RC1 one is Jan 30 - Feb 03
> according to the schedule . Tricircle is one big-tent project with
> cycle-with-intermediary mode, and has dependency on stable Neutron, should
> Tricircle Ocata stable branch be created during Jan 30 - Feb 03 or later
> than Feb 03? I think Neutron Ocata stable branch will be created during Jan
> 30 - Feb 03.
You'll probably want to wait until after the Neutron stable branch has
been created. You can submit the branch request and either mark it WIP
or add a Depends-On to prevent it from merging before the neutron
>  https://releases.openstack.org/ocata/schedule.html
> Best Regards
> Chaoyi Huang (joehuang)
> From: Doug Hellmann [d...@doughellmann.com]
> Sent: 13 January 2017 2:34
> To: openstack-dev
> Subject: [openstack-dev] [release] Release countdown for week R-5, Jan 16-20
> Feature work and major refactoring should be starting to wrap up
> as we approach the third milestone and various feature and release
> freeze dates.
> The deadline for non-client library releases is Thursday 19 Jan.
> We do not grant Feature Freeze Extensions for any libraries, so
> that is a hard freeze date. Any feature work that requires updates
> to non-client libraries should be prioritized so it can be completed
> by that time.
> Release Tasks
> As we did at the end of Newton, when the time comes to create
> stable/ocata branches they will be configured so that members of
> the $project-release group in gerrit have permission to approve
> patches. This group should be a small subset of the core review
> team, aware of the priorities and criteria for patches to be approved
> as we work toward release candidates. Release liaisons should ensure
> that these groups exist in gerrit and that their membership is
> correct for this cycle. Please coordinate with the release management
> team if you have any questions.
> General Notes
> We will start the soft string freeze during R-4 (23-27 Jan). See
> https://releases.openstack.org/ocata/schedule.html#o-soft-sf for
> The release team is now publishing the release calendar using ICS.
> Subscribe your favorite calendaring software to
> https://releases.openstack.org/schedule.ics for automatic updates.
> Important Dates
> Final release of non-client libraries: 19 Jan
> Ocata 3 Milestone, with Feature and Requirements Freezes: 26 Jan
> Ocata release schedule: http://releases.openstack.org/ocata/schedule.html
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