[ANNOUNCEMENT] 1.26 Enhancements Freeze in Effect

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Ryler Hockenbury

Oct 6, 2022, 9:53:06 PM10/6/22
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Hello Kubernetes Community,

The Enhancements freeze for Kubernetes v1.26 began at 18:00 PDT on Thursday 6th October 2022.

The Enhancements team is currently tracking 46 enhancements for 1.26. We had a total of 79 enhancements opted-in for the release, and 33 were either removed before freeze or removed at the freeze for missing KEP requirements.


Any enhancements that wish to join the release now must have an approved exception. If you plan to submit an exception request, please submit it as soon as possible.

Next Steps

For enhancement authors, if your enhancement is tracked for v1.26 please continue to link all k/k and k/website pull requests to your k/enhancements issue for visibility.

The upcoming key dates are:

  • Code Freeze — 17:00 PDT on Tuesday 8th November 2022

  • Test Freeze — 17:00 PDT on Tuesday 15th November 2022

  • Release Day — Tuesday 6th December 2022

See the published schedule for full details.

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to the enhancements team in #sig-release or #release-enhancements on Slack.


Ryler Hockenbury, on behalf of the Enhancements Team

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