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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Simultaneous release cadence change after Photon

The Eclipse top-level project will not deliver full milestones as outlined below as this would be way too much overhead for the team.

We will only submit the bits (latest I-build) to week 3 and 9. For those we will neither have a milestone week nor do any testing nor provide an N&N. For week 6 we will deliver a complete milestone as we used to in the old world.

And a minor correction:"The releases will occur end of ..." is wrong. Correct is what's in the FAQ: "The releases will occur near the middle of ...".


From:        "Mélanie Bats" <melanie.bats@xxxxxxx>
To:        cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date:        09.03.2018 10:09
Subject:        [cross-project-issues-dev] Simultaneous release cadence change        after Photon
Sent by:        cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx


The planning council has decided to change the simultaneous release
cadence after Photon to give up with the year long ramp-up to the
release for a rolling release.

After Photon, we will move from a 1 year release cycle to a 13 weeks
cycle. The releases will occur end of June, September, December and
March each year.

There are many different motivations to update the release cadence. The
main ones are:
* Ease the update from one release to another for the end user
* Let developers provide new features faster to their users
* Simplify the maintenance by keeping only one stream for contributors

The release cycle would be :
M1 Friday    Week 3
M2 Friday    Week 6
M3 Friday    Week 9
RC1 Friday   Week 10 : API & Feature freeze
RC2 Friday   Week 11 : Only fixes, all code is done by the end of RC2
GA Wednesday Week 13

Due to this rolling release, our yearly code name pattern does not make
sense anymore. This is still under discussion a bugzilla is open to
continue the discussion on this topic:

A FAQ is available on the wiki to answer the most common questions about
this new cycle :

Best regards,
Mélanie Bats
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