Release Schedule

The main stages of the Linaro May 2011 release are as follows:

Stage

Expected

Explanation

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Call for Requirements

2010-07-22

11.05 Cycle begins with Call for Requirements to Members

Initial Cycle Meeting

Beta Technical Requirements

2010-09-15

11.05 Technical Requirements analyzed at TSC

Requirements Meeting

Sign off Tech Requirements

2010-10-13

TSC sign-off of Technical Requirements, blueprints for 11.05 in place

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Linaro@UDS

2010-10-25

Engineers meet to discuss Blueprints and requirements

Linaro@UDS Event

Blueprint Open Sessions

2010-11-18

11.05 Blueprints agreed against Technical Requirements

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Feature Definition Freeze

2010-11-25

All prospective features will be defined and acknowledged by the release team.

Feature Definition Freeze

Board Identification Deadline

2010-11-25

Boards identified for release nominated by members & agreed with VP Engineering

Board Identification Deadline

Alpha 1 Release

2010-12-02

First alpha of 11.05 Linaro release

Alpha1 Release

Import Freeze

2010-12-30

All packages from Ubuntu and the Working groups will be imported.

Import Freeze

BSP Code Deadline

2010-12-30

BSPs and support code available to Landing Teams.

BSP Code Deadline

Linaro Platform Sprint

2011-01-10

Engineers meet to work intensively on Blueprints

Platform Sprint

TSC Face-to-Face Meeting

2011-01-12

TSC review 11.5 against Technical Specification

TSC Meeting

Alpha 2 Release

2011-02-03

Second alpha of the 11.05 Linaro release.

Alpha2 Release

Feature Freeze

2011-02-24

All proposed features will either be at a beta or postponed stage.

Feature Freeze

Board Support Review

2011-02-24

All proposed Boards for LEB release are reviewed to ensure they are on track

Board Review

Alpha 3 Release

2011-03-03

Third alpha of the 11.05 Linaro release.

Alpha3 Release

Board Support Review 2

2011-03-24

Second LEB board review to ensure support is on track

Board Review

Beta Freeze

2011-03-24

From now on all uploads to the main Linaro archive will have to be approved by the release team.

BetaFreeze

Beta Release

2011-03-31

Beta of the 11.05 Linaro release.

Beta Release

Final Freeze

2011-04-14

From now on all changes to the archive must be approved by the release team. Only critical bugs will be fixed.

Final Freeze

Beta 2 Release

2011-04-28

Second Beta of the 11.05 Linaro release.

Beta Release

Release Candidate

2011-05-21

Complete, stable and ready to test by any user. Ideally very little changes happen between this and the final release.

Release Candidate

Final Release

2011-05-28

Final version of the Linaro 11.05 release.

Final Release

Legend

Face-to-face events

Releases

Freeze dates and uploads

Date

Explanation

2011/04/14

The Ubuntu main archive and seeded packages are frozen. Only important bug fixes will be allowed to packages that are included in the Ubuntu images. Packages that are in main, universe, multiverse, and overlays that are not part of an Ubuntu image can continue to be uploaded.

2011/04/21

Only Ubuntu release blocking bugs will be fixed from this period onwards. Changes to non-seeded packages can continue to be made as before.

2011/04/26

Changes to unseeded universe and multiverse packages are frozen. Changes to overlays can continue.

2011/04/28

Ubuntu final release (Natty).

2011/04/29

Changes to Natty archive packages can be made using the natty-updates archive. Fixes first go into natty-proposed and when tested and verified are uploaded to natty-updates to be included in Linaro images. Both natty-proposed and natty-updates are enabled on theLinaro images for testing.

2011/05/19

Linaro Release Candidate images are selected. All updates to packages need to be tested and in the natty-updates archive by this date. natty-proposed is disabled from the images.

2011/05/21

Linaro Release Candidate made. Only critical bug fixes will be made from this period onwards using either the natty-updates mechanism or overlays if no over solution is available.

2011/05/28

Linaro 11.05 final images released

Adding New Features

From feature freeze onwards, no new features will be added to the release. At that time it is expected that any new features are substantially complete and ready for testing. Feature freeze allows widespread user testing, feedback and bug reports to be generated and gives developers the time to respond before the final release. By feature freeze, software should have all new features developed, be testable and integrated into the release.

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