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TPTP Project Ramp Down Policy for Europa

Ramp down for Europa

For reference, see the Europa Simultaneous Release, in particular the Milestones and Release Candidates.

Typically the last week of a Milestone is for testing, and fixing only regressions and P1 or blocking defects. For milestones, the component lead (or delegate) is enough to review and approve a bug.

For M6, we plan to be functionally and API complete and the remaining Release Candidates are for (only) fixing bugs, or fixing release required items (such as version numbers, licensing, etc.). An exception to this general rule will exist for the JVMTI support and performance improvement work related to the Integrated Agent Controller, as well as Build To Manage technical preview tooling. These functions will work on enhancements and other polish items will be allowed until RC0 (May 18th).

From M6 to RC0 on May 18th, we expect each component lead (or delegate) to review and verify their teams' bugs.

After the first RC is produced, other RCs will be produced, if needed, every week.

After the first RC is produced, the time for general functional improvements is long past. The following describes the types of bugs that would be appropriate:

    • A regression
    • A P1 or P2 bug, one that is blocking or critical, and some cases of major severities.
    • Documentation and PII files are exceptions to the normal PMC required review, since there is little chance of that breaking anything, though it is still expected to be complete by M6, and remaining work to be only documentation fixes (that is, no refactoring of plugins, build changes, etc, without PMC review and approval).
    • In addition to a bug meeting the above priority/severity conditions, there should be a simple, safe, well understood fix that is well isolated from effecting other components, that doesn't affect API or adopters, that has been well reviewed and well tested.
    • As each Release Candidate passes, the criteria for weighing the benefit-to-risk ratio criteria gets higher and higher, and as such requires a larger number of PMC members to review.
      • May 18th, RC0 produced
      After the 18th, besides the normal component team review, at least 1 PMC member must also review and vote +1 after reviewing the bug for appropriateness and risk.
      • May 25
      • June 1
      After June 1, besides the normal component team review, at least 2 PMC members must also review and vote +1 after reviewing the bug for appropriateness and risk.
      • June 8
      • June 15
      After the 15th, besides the normal component team review, at least 3 PMC member must also review and vote +1 after reviewing the bug for appropriateness and risk.
      • June 22
      Do zip, update, site preparations
      • June 29

Exceptions to being Feature Complete in M6

This section lists features in plan for Europa that did not make M6, as planned. All these features can be finished up in the RC0 cycle and will be included in RC0. In preparation for delivering a translatable release and closing on the new function in the timeline we had planned for, we had made sure that all of the new properties strings used in the UI by these enhancements are checked in before April 06. New strings generated after this time will be reviewed and approved using the mustfix approval process.

The following main features are still to be completed during RC0.

The following technology preview feature is to be completed to coincide with the release of Europa but is not part of the Europa Release.

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