Projects/vpp/Release Plans/Release Plan 18.04

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This page tracks release information for 18.04.

Release Deliverables

Name Description Status
INFRA DPDK 18.02 integration In Progress
VNET SCTP In Progress
VPC Bonding / LACP In Progress
IP Reassembly In Progress
6to4 tunnel support In Progress
API "Show Run" stats api refactoring (VPP-55) Defered to 18.07
Unicast and Broadcast stats In Progress
Security Groups EtherType whitelist mode support in Security Groups Done
HOSTSTACK Secure attach / segment mgmt In Progress
VCL Envoy Integration In Progress
VCL Logging / tracing refactoring Done
VCL CI test integration In Progress
Kube-proxy Rework into LB Plugin Deferred to 18.07
NAT66 support Deferred to 18.07
LB L3DSR support Done

Release Milestones

Milestone Date Deliverables
F0 2018-03-21 APIs frozen. Only low-risk changes accepted on main branch.
RC1 2018-04-04 (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 2018-04-11 (RC1+7) Second artifacts posted.
Formal Release 2018-04-25 (RC2+14) 18.04 release 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 18.04 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 for commits into the stable branch and master.

Features to be added in 18.04


Expected Dependencies on Other Projects