[RFCv2 2/2] doc: Add doc/develop/release_cycle.rst
trini at konsulko.com
Tue Jul 12 17:33:00 CEST 2022
Migrate the RelaseCycle wiki page to Sphinx. In terms of visible
changes, we stop having a dynamic countdown to when the release is. And
we drop the year-based statistics, that were not being kept up to date.
For the moment, we only link to statistics for v2022.07 but will add
back the historical data in a subsequent patch.
Cc: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com>
Changes in v2:
- New patch. Note that I'm not including the v1.3.0 to v2022.04 stats
here as while I can generate them, I want to make sure we're happy
with how v2022.07 ones look as there is some manual effort involved.
It's a reasonable amount of manual effort however for a single release.
doc/develop/index.rst | 1 +
doc/develop/release_cycle.rst | 95 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 96 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 doc/develop/release_cycle.rst
diff --git a/doc/develop/index.rst b/doc/develop/index.rst
index eab00a55382a..73741ceb6a2f 100644
@@ -12,6 +12,7 @@ General
diff --git a/doc/develop/release_cycle.rst b/doc/develop/release_cycle.rst
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+The U-Boot projects attempts to maintain a fixed, predictable Release
+Cycle as follows:
+* We will have U-Boot releases at a fixed release interval of (approximately)
+ every 3 months.
+* Under normal conditions the release date will be a Monday around mid-month.
+* Immediately following each release, there will be a "merge window" of
+ normally 21 days, i. e. if the release was on a Monday, then the merge window
+ will close on the Monday in the 3rd week after the release.
+ While this merge window is open, new features can be added to the U-Boot
+ source tree. Linus Torvalds explains `here
+ <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/729504/focus=729507>`_ and `there
+ <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/729504/focus=729508>`_ what the
+ term "merge window" is supposed to mean.
+* After the merge window closes, no new features may be added to allow for a
+ release candidate phase which is intended to fix bugs and regressions.
+*Note:* While we try to adhere to the release schedule, we will
+not hesitate and take the liberty to delay a release if there are
+good reasons, for example if there are known bugs or other technical
+reasons. The code will be released when it is considered ready
+without caring too much about the announced deadline.
+*Note 2:* Even though we follow Linux ways in may respects,
+there are differences in the actual procedures,
+which are documented in the :doc:`process`.
+Starting with the release in October 2008, the names of the releases were
+changed from numerical release numbers without deeper meaning into a time stamp
+based numbering. Regular releases are now identified by names consisting of
+the calendar year and month of the release date. Additional fields (if
+present) indicate release candidates or bug fix releases in "stable"
+ U-Boot v2009.11 - Release November 2009
+ U-Boot v2009.11.1 - Release 1 in version November 2009 stable tree
+ U-Boot v2010.09-rc1 - Release candidate 1 for September 2010 release
+* U-Boot v2022.07 was released on Mon 11 July 2022.
+* The Merge Window for the next release (v2022.10) is **open** until -rc1
+ release on Mon 25 July 2022.
+* Release "v2022.10" is scheduled for 03 Oct 2022.
+.. * U-Boot v2022.10-rc1 was released on Mon 25 July 2022.
+.. * U-Boot v2022.10-rc2 was released on Mon 08 August 2022.
+.. * U-Boot v2022.10-rc3 was released on Mon 22 August 2022.
+.. * U-Boot v2022.10-rc4 was released on Mon 05 September 2022.
+.. * U-Boot v2022.10-rc5 was released on Mon 19 September 2022.
+Please note that the following dates are for information only and without
+.. Release date: Generally first Monday of the month
+.. End of MW = Release Date + 21 d = 3rd Monday of the month
+* "v2022.10": end of MW = Mon, Jul 25, 2022; release = Mon, Oct 03, 2022
+* "v2023.01": end of MW = Mon, Oct 24, 2022; release = Mon, Jan 09, 2023
+* "v2023.04": end of MW = Mon, Jan 30, 2022; release = Mon, Apr 03, 2023
+* "v2023.07": end of MW = Mon, Apr 24, 2023; release = Mon, Jul 03, 2023
+Note: these statistics are generated by our fork of `gitdm
+<https://source.denx.de/u-boot/gitdm>`_, which was originally created by
+* :doc:`statistics/u-boot-stats-v2022.07` which was released on 11 July 2022.
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