Projects/vpp/Release Plans/Release Plan 17.01

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Release Deliverables

Name Description
dpdk-16.11 Support for the November 2016 dpdk release
FIB 2.0 Enhanced FIB
dpdk CryptoDev Enable IPSec code to use DPDK CryptoDev (both sw and hw crypto). Adds Support for Intel QAT.
NAT Improvements
LLDP Implementation of Link Layer Discovery Protocol
IPFIX IPFIX Enhancements
Unit Test Infrastructure (Python + Scapy based)
L2 Classifier Improvements
Feature Arc Enhancements New IP post-rewrite arc, new driver arc, plugins can define arcs

Release Milestones

Milestone Date Deliverables
F0 2016-12-07 APIs frozen. Only low-risk changes accepted on main branch.
RC1 2016-12-21 (F0+14) Code complete, pull first release throttle branch, only bug fixes accepted on throttle train. After pull: main branch reopens for new feature / risky commits. First artifacts posted.
RC2 2017-01-04 (RC1+14) Second artifacts posted.
Formal Release 2017-01-18 (RC2+14) 17.01 artifacts available

NOTE: Dates chosen based on:

  • mid-month release
  • milestone + days
  • day after VPP community meeting, for discussion, go/no-go

Once we've pulled the 17.01 release throttle

We need to be disciplined with respect to bugfix commits. Here are a few common-sense suggestions:

  • All bug fixes must be double-committed to the release throttle as well as to the master branch
    • Commit first to the release throttle, then "git cherry-pick" into master
    • Manual merges may be required, depending on the degree of divergence between throttle and master
  • All bug fixes need to have a Jira ticket
    • Please put Jira IDs into the commit messages.
    • Please use the same Jira ID

Features to be added in 17.01

This list generated using JIRA search:vpp issues:features/tasks release:1609


Expected Dependencies on Other Projects

  • dpdk-16.11 release
  • CSIT functional and performance tests available, with adequate coverage