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Kubernetes 1.18 Release
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Kubernetes 1.18

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The 1.18 release cycle is proposed as follows:

  • Monday, January 06, 2020: Week 1 - Release cycle begins
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020: Week 4 - Enhancements Freeze
  • Thursday, March 05, 2020: Week 9 - Code Freeze
  • Monday, March 16, 2020: Week 11 - Docs must be completed and reviewed
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020: Week 12 - Kubernetes v1.18.0 released

Timeline

What Who When WEEK CI SIGNAL
Start of Release Cycle Lead Mon January 6 week 1 master-blocking
Start Enhancements Tracking Enhancements Lead Tue January 7
Schedule finalized Lead Fri January 10
Team finalized Lead Fri January 17 week 2
1.18.0-alpha.2 released Branch Manager Tue January 21
Start Release Notes Draft Release Notes Lead Tue January 21 week 3
Begin Enhancements Freeze (EOD PST) Enhancements Lead Tue January 28 week 4 master-blocking, master-informing
1.18.0-alpha.3 released Branch Manager Tue February 4 week 5
1.18.0-alpha.4 released Branch Manager Tue February 11 week 6
release-1.14 jobs removed Branch Manager Tue February 18 week 7
release-1.18 branch created Branch Manager Tue February 18
release-1.18 jobs created Branch Manager Tue February 18
1.18.0-beta.0 released Branch Manager Tue February 18
Begin Burndown (MWF meetings) Lead Mon February 24 week 8 1.18-blocking, master-blocking, master-informing
Call for Exceptions Lead Mon February 24
Brace Yourself, Code Freeze is Coming Comms / Bug Triage Mon February 24
1.18.0-beta.1 released Branch Manager Tue February 25
Docs deadline - Open placeholder PRs Docs Lead Fri February 28
Begin Code Freeze (EOD PST) Branch Manager Thu March 5 week 9
Burndown Meetings daily Lead Mon March 9 week 10
Docs deadline - PRs ready for review Docs Lead Mon March 9
1.18.0-beta.2 released Branch Manager Tue March 10
Docs complete - All PRs reviewed and ready to merge Docs Lead Mon March 16 week 11
Begin Code Thaw (EOD PST) Branch Manager Tue March 17 1.18-blocking
1.18.0-rc.1 released Branch Manager Tue March 17
Cherry Pick Deadline (EOD PST) Branch Manager Thu March 19 week 11
v1.18.0 released Branch Manager Tue March 24 week 12
Release retrospective Community Thu April 16

Phases

Please refer to the release phases document.

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