Hello Kubernetes community!
The v1.28 release cycle has begun and we are now actively collecting enhancements.
Discuss within your SIG which enhancements you will be proposing for this release
Opt in for enhancements by applying the current milestone(v1.28) and "lead-opted-in" label on the tracking issues in kubernetes/enhancements
Ensure your enhancements meet the following requirements
Open an issue in kubernetes/enhancements
Ensure that a kep.yaml exists with:
status set to `implementable`
latest-milestone set to the current release
A README.md exists that:
uses the latest template
has the updated test plan section filled out
A Production Readiness Review has been completed
Please add the “kind/deprecation” label to PRs as appropriate (this is a big help for the Comms team!)
Enhancements will be tracked throughout the release using the 1.28 Enhancements Tracking GitHub Project board.
More information on the enhancements process can be found on the kubernetes/enhancements repository.
All enhancements should plan to opt-in well before the Production Readiness Review Freeze (Thursday, 8th June 2023) to ensure adequate time for reviews. Enhancements opted-in after this deadline will be at risk for inclusion in the release.
New change: Deprecation of “tracked/yes” and “tracked/no” labels.
Starting this release we are moving away from using “tracked/yes” and “tracked/no” labels because the process of tracking and collecting enhancements has changed a lot and as the current process is adequate there isn’t any good reason to keep using it.
Who does this change affect to: No one else except the release team
Anything you as a SIG Lead/ KEP owner/ Reviewer/Approver should do to inculcate this change onto their enhancements: Nope.
v1.28 Release Cycle timeline:
The tentative major milestones for the 1.28 release are the following:
Release Cycle begins – Monday, 15th May 2023
Production Readiness Review Freeze – Thursday, 8th June 2023
Enhancements Freeze – 01:00 UTC Friday, 16th June 2023
Code Freeze – 01:00 UTC Friday, 19th July 2023
Test Freeze – 01:00 UTC Wednesday, 26th July, 2023
Release Day – Tuesday, 15th August 2023
Full schedule – https://github.com/kubernetes/sig-release/tree/master/releases/release-1.28
Enhancements project board – https://bit.ly/k8s128-enhancements
Have any questions? Please do reach out!
Atharva Shinde, v1.28 Enhancements Lead