Projects/vpp/Release Plans/Release Plan 17.07

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This page tracks release information for 17.07.

Release Deliverables

Name Description
Infra DPDK 17.05 integration

Lazy Polling Mode

native cuckoo hash implementation

"make test" improvements - multi thread

Muti threaded buffer manager for vpp lite

ABI versioning / consolidation of client libraries

RPM Debian packaging

DPDK Interrupt mode

Common interface placement infra

MEMIF – enhancements (multi-que, jump frame support, external libraries)

Migrate vhost to use device infra for interface/queue to thread placement

P2P Ethernet

VNET IPSec rework - utilize new FIB

BFD integration with FIB

Multicast MPLS FIB

GRE over IPv6

PTYPE support for VXLAN

ACL / Security Groups Performance and maintenance / Testing of scale



NAT/SNAT Stateful NAT 64

Syslog based SNAT logging

Performance improvements

Rename SNAT to NAT

API C/C++ language binding

CLI over API

Host stack VPP TCP stack - scale / congestion
SR SR-MPLS (SR Policies and Spray)

CSIT for SRv6

ONE-LISP Support DHCP resolution in the overlay.

Bundle VPP Map-Registers to ODL by using one auth-key 

ARP resolution via LISP CP for L2 overlays

NSH-GPE control plane support

GTP-U IPv4 and IPv6 support

Basic GTP-U decapsulation

Basic GTP-U encapsulation

GTP-U tunnel multicast

GTP-U bypass mode

VxLAN-GPE VxLAN-GPE tunnel multicast

VxLAN-GPE bypass mode

Performance improvement

Release Milestones

Milestone Date Deliverables
F0 2017-06-08 APIs frozen. Only low-risk changes accepted on main branch.
RC1 2017-06-22 (F0+17) 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 2017-07-05 (RC1+17) Second artifacts posted.
Formal Release 2017-07-19 (RC2+17) 17.07 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 17.07 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 17.10


Expected Dependencies on Other Projects