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[PATCH] xen-release-management doc: More info on schedule

This documents our practice, established in 2018
et seq

CC: Jürgen Groß <jgross@xxxxxxxx>
CC: Paul Durrant <xadimgnik@xxxxxxxxx>
CC: Wei Liu <wl@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <iwj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 docs/process/xen-release-management.pandoc | 12 ++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/process/xen-release-management.pandoc 
index e1aa1eda8f..a5d70fed67 100644
--- a/docs/process/xen-release-management.pandoc
+++ b/docs/process/xen-release-management.pandoc
@@ -15,8 +15,10 @@ that they can have an idea what to expect from the Release 
 # Xen release cycle
-The Xen hypervisor project now releases every 8 months. The actual release date
-depends on a lot of factors.
+The Xen hypervisor project now releases every 8 months.  We aim to
+release in the first half of March/July/November.  These dates have
+been chosen to avoid major holidays and cultural events; if one
+release slips, ideally the previous release cycle would be shortened.
 We can roughly divide one release into two periods. The development period
 and the freeze period. The former is 6 months long and the latter is about 2
@@ -33,6 +35,12 @@ During freeze period, the tree is closed for new features. 
Only bug fixes are
 accepted. This period can be shorter or longer than 2 months. If it ends up
 longer than 2 months, it eats into the next development period.
+The precise release schedule depends on a lot of factors and needs to
+be set afresh by the Release Manager in each release cycle.  When the
+release is in March, particular consideration should be given to the
+Chinese New Year holidaty which will then typically occur curing the
+freeze, so the freeze should probably be extended to compensate.
 # The different roles in a Xen release
 ## Release Manager



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