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authorSoby Mathew <soby.mathew@arm.com>2020-06-17 13:58:51 +0100
committerAnton Komlev <Anton.Komlev@arm.com>2020-06-24 09:24:41 +0000
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This patch adds premiliminary information about release cadence to be followed by the project. Signed-off-by: Soby Mathew <soby.mathew@arm.com> Change-Id: If695862e5e428538595e3c9f96f815089b7447bf
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+Release Cadence and Process
+Project Release Cadence
+The project currently aims to do a release once every 4 months which will be
+tagged on the master branch. There will be a code freeze (stop merging
+non-essential changes) up to 3 weeks prior to the target release date. The
+release candidates will start appearing after this and only bug fixes or
+updates required for the release will be merged. The maintainers are free
+to use their judgement on what changes are essential for the release.
+The release testing will be performed on release candidates and depending on
+issues found, additional release candidates may be created to fix the issues.
+ |<------------4 months----------->|
+ |<--upto 3 weeks-->| |<--upto 3 weeks-->|
+ +----------------------------------------------------- ----------> time
+ | | | |
+ code freeze ver w.x code freeze ver y.z
+Although this document specifies the release cadence, this does not preclude
+an adhoc release for specific project requirements.
+*Copyright (c) 2020, Arm Limited. All rights reserved.*