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Information regarding the current release cycle including important dates, Release Team contact information, tracking spreadsheets and more!

Kubernetes 1.23

Links

Tracking docs

Guides

TL;DR

The 1.23 release cycle is proposed as follows:

Timeline

What Who When WEEK CI SIGNAL
Start of Release Cycle Lead Mon August 23, 2021 week 1 master-blocking
Start Enhancements Tracking Enhancements Lead Mon August 23, 2021 week 1
Schedule finalized Lead Thu August 26, 2021 week 1
Team finalized Lead Fri August 27, 2021 week 1
Production Readiness Soft Freeze Enhancements Lead Thu September 2, 2021 week 2
Start Release Notes Draft Release Notes Lead Tue September 7, 2021 week 3
Begin Enhancements Freeze (23:59 PDT) Enhancements Lead Thu September 9, 2021 week 3 master-blocking, master-informing
1.23.0-alpha.2 released Branch Manager Tue September 14, 2021 Week 4
1.23.0-alpha.3 released Branch Manager Tue September 28, 2021 Week 6
KubeCon NA + Co-located events October 11-15, 2021 week 8
Begin Burndown (MWF meetings) Lead Mon November 1, 2021 week 11 1.23-blocking, master-blocking, master-informing
Call for Exceptions Lead Mon November 1, 2021 week 11
Brace Yourself, Code Freeze is Coming Comms / Bug Triage Mon November 1, 2021 week 11
Begin Feature blog freeze (23:59 PDT) Comms Lead Tue November 2, 2021 week 11
1.23.0-alpha.4 released Branch Manager Tue November 2, 2021 Week 11
Release retrospective part 1 (10:00am PDT) Community Wed November 3, 2021 week 11
Burndown Meetings daily Lead Mon November 15, 2021 week 13
Begin Code Freeze (18:00 PST) Branch Manager Tue November 16, 2021 week 13
1.23.0-beta.0 released Branch Manager Wed November 17, 2021 week 13
Docs deadline - Open placeholder PRs Docs Lead Thu November 18, 2021 week 13
Test Freeze (18:00 PST) Branch Manager Tue November 23, 2021 week 14
Docs deadline - PRs ready for review Docs Lead Tue November 23, 2021 week 14
1.23.0-rc.0 released Branch Manager Tue November 23, 2021 week 14
release-1.23 branch created Branch Manager Tue November 23, 2021 week 14
release-1.23 jobs created Branch Manager Tue November 23, 2021 week 14
Start final draft of Release Notes Release Notes Lead Tue November 23, 2021 week 14
Release blog ready to review (23:59 PST) Comms / Docs Tue November 23, 2021 week 14
Docs complete - All PRs reviewed and ready to merge Docs Lead Tue November 30, 2021 week 15
Feature blogs ready to review (23:59 PST) Enhancement Owner / SIG Leads Tue November 30, 2021 week 15
Release Notes complete - reviewed & merged to k/sig-release (23:59 PST) Release Notes Lead Thu December 2, 2021 week 15
v1.23.0 released Branch Manager Tue December 7, 2021 week 16
Release blog published Comms Tue December 7, 2021 week 16
Thaw Branch Manager Tue December 7, 2021 week 16
Release retrospective part 2 (10:00am PST) Community Wed December 15, 2021 week 17
Release retrospective part 3 (10:00am PST) Community Thu December 16, 2021 week 17

Phases

Please refer to the release phases document.