Projects/vpp/Release Plans/Release Plan 19.01

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This page tracks release information for 19.01

Release Deliverables

Name Description Status
Deprecate old stats Deprecate the event based counter infrastructure. Done
New API types Add specific API types for IP addresses, MAC address, interface index etc. Done
Python 3 support Add Python 3 support in API compiler, Python API wrappers, Test framework, and Packaging In progress
Graph dispatch tracing Capture packet data and buffer metadata, output in pcap format Done
C-11 safe string handling Provide and use "safe" C string handling functions Done
Feature arc improvements Improve feature arc feature order constraint specification Done
Rewrite pktgen pcap replay Correctly replay a mix of single and multi-buffer packets Done

Release Milestones

As agreed during the Jan 8 VPP project meeting, the milestones' time will be at 18:00 UTC on the day of the milestone.

Milestone Date Deliverables
F0 2019-01-09 APIs frozen. Only low-risk changes accepted on main branch.
RC1 2019-01-16 (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 2019-01-23 (RC1 + 7) Second artifacts posted.
Formal Release 2019-01-30 (RC2 + 7) 19.01 release artifacts available

NOTE: Dates chosen based on:

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

Once we've pulled the 19.01 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 for commits into the stable branch and master.

Features to be added in 19.01


Expected Dependencies on Other Projects