Projects/vpp/Release Plans/Release Plan 18.07

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This page tracks release information for 18.04.

Release Deliverables

Name Description Status
INFRA DPDK 18.05 integration
L2 performance Optimizations
Pollable Stats (VPP-55 ?)
IPSec (NAT traversal, TCP offload..)
DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation
HW offload (Vxlan, generic classifier)
AVF (for physical intel NICs)
VPP in Amazon with IPv6
VCL performance tuning
Integration of VCL & Envoy
Session: performance improvements, add support for connectionless transports, datagram reception and transmission
TCP: congestion control improvements and overall fixes
UDP: datagram mode
TLS async support
Code refactor
Multiple outside interfaces
Endpoint dependent filtering and mapping
TCP MSS clamping
Tuple Merge algorithm cleanup and integration
Processing pipeline optimizations
Refactor kube-proxy feature into LB plugin
Support stats for each vip and as

Release Milestones

Milestone Date Deliverables
F0 2018-07-09 APIs frozen. Only low-risk changes accepted on main branch.
RC1 2018-07-16 (F0+7) 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 2018-07-23 (RC1+7) Second artifacts posted.
Formal Release 2018-07-30 (RC2+7) 18.07 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 18.07 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 for commits into the stable branch and master.

Features to be added in 18.07


Expected Dependencies on Other Projects