Projects/vpp/Release Plans/Release Plan 21.01

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This page tracks release information for 21.01

Release Deliverables

See for information.

Release Milestones

The schedule below is FINAL, agreed on during the VPP community meeting 13 Oct 2020.

The milestones' start time will be at 12:00 UTC on the day of the milestone.

Milestone Date Deliverables
F0 2020-12-09 No high risk changes on master until RC1, but please flag them to the release manager
RC1 2020-12-16 (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 2021-01-13 (RC1+28) Second artifacts posted.
Release gate 2021-01-20 (RC2+7) Deadline for patches destined for the release
Formal Release 2021-01-27 (RC2+14) 21.01 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 21.01 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, and 20.09 LTS, and the master branch
    • Commit first to the master branch, then "git cherry-pick" into release throttle
    • 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.

Expected Dependencies on Other Projects