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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.2 release plan (Was: Re: 4.2 TODO update)

Hello Ian,

Monday, March 12, 2012, 2:37:35 PM, you wrote:

> On Mon, 2012-03-12 at 12:11 +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
> [4.2 TODO list]

> So the list is getting to be quite manageable. I think it is time we
> started discussing plans for a 4.2, timelines etc.

> As a starting point for discussion how about the following:

> After next week's TODO list update (19 March) I start taking a much
> harder line on what goes on the TODO list, especially the blocker list.
> A strong case will have to be made for why any particular addition is
> critical to Xen 4.2. This means that posting additions this week means
> you will have a much greater chance of that item making it onto the list
> for 4.2!

> We then continue to focus on reducing the TODO list with a view to doing
> a feature freeze on, lets say, 2 April (3 weeks from today, 2 weeks from
> the "TODO list freeze").

> At that point we become strict about not taking new features which are
> not already on the TODO list, becoming increasingly strict WRT
> nice-to-have vs blocker.

> Aim to have -rc0 mid to late April, continuing weekly "Until Its
> Ready(tm)", expecting the release itself to land in May or June.

> Any thoughts? Too Aggressive? Too Pessimistic?

> Ian.

I think there could be quite some fallout when users start testing the RC's 
(announce them well on xen-users ?), since there a quite some important changes 
(xl instead of xm) that don't have had such a wide spread testing yet.
I haven't tested xen-unstable myself since i'm a bit on a time constrain right 
now and some major changes are still in progress, but i'm planning on switching 
when the rc's are there.


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