[ANNOUNCEMENT] v1.29 Call for Enhancements

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nina polshakova

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Sep 4, 2023, 10:52:22 AM9/4/23
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Hello Kubernetes community!


The v1.29 release cycle has begun and we are now actively collecting enhancements.


Actions Required:

  • SIG Leads:

    • Discuss within your SIG which enhancements you will be proposing for this release

    • Opt in for enhancements by applying the current milestone(v1.29) and "lead-opted-in" label on the tracking issues in kubernetes/enhancements[1] 

  • Enhancements owners:

  • Reviewers/Approvers:

    • 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 1.29 Enhancements Tracking GitHub Project board[8]. More information on the enhancements process can be found on the kubernetes/enhancements[1] repository.

All enhancements should plan to opt-in well before the Production Readiness Review Freeze (Thursday 28th September 2023) to ensure adequate time for reviews. Enhancements opted-in after this deadline will be at risk for inclusion in the release.

v1.29 Release Cycle timeline:

The tentative major milestones for the 1.29 release are the following:

  • Release Cycle begins – Monday, 4th September, 2023 

  • Production Readiness Review Freeze – Thursday 28th September 2023

  • Enhancements Freeze – 01:00 UTC, Friday, 6th October, 2023

  • Code Freeze –01:00 UTC, Wednesday, 1st November, 2023

  • Test Freeze – 01:00 UTC Wednesday 15th November 2023

  • Release Day – Tuesday, December 5th, 2023


Full schedule: https://github.com/kubernetes/sig-release/tree/master/releases/release-1.29

Enhancements project board: https://bit.ly/1-29-enhancements

Slack Channels:

Have any questions? Please do reach out!

Thanks,

Nina Polshakova, v1.29 Enhancements Lead


[1] https://github.com/kubernetes/enhancements/issues

[2]https://github.com/kubernetes/sig-release/blob/master/releases/release_phases.md#enhancements-freeze

[3] https://github.com/kubernetes/enhancements/blob/master/keps/NNNN-kep-template/kep.yaml#L9

[4] https://github.com/kubernetes/enhancements/blob/master/keps/NNNN-kep-template/kep.yaml#L30

[5] https://github.com/kubernetes/enhancements/tree/master/keps/NNNN-kep-template

[6]https://github.com/kubernetes/enhancements/blob/master/keps/NNNN-kep-template/README.md?plain=1#L257-L328

[7]https://github.com/kubernetes/enhancements/blob/master/docs/glossary.md#production-readiness-review-prr

[8] https://bit.ly/1-29-enhancements

[9] https://kubernetes.slack.com/archives/C02BY55KV7E

[10] https://kubernetes.slack.com/archives/C2C40FMN


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