Hello Kubernetes community!
The 1.26 release cycle has begun and we are collecting enhancement information.
SIG leads must opt-in enhancements for Kubernetes 1.26 by applying the label "lead-opted-in" to the KEP issue. This is a change from prior release cycles. SIG leads do not need to manually enter KEP information on the tracking sheet to opt-in for 1.26. Refer to this blog post for more information on the change.
Also, note that the KEP Template was updated prior to the 1.25 release cycle to incorporate more detail in the Test Plan section. Please be sure to include this updated Test Plan section in your pull requests as you begin to open and work on them for inclusion in 1.26.
If you are an enhancement author, remind your SIG that they must opt-in your enhancement. Your KEP must be merged and complete by the start of Enhancements Freeze.
Please join the #release-enhancements channel on Slack to discuss enhancements for this release.
All enhancements should plan to opt-in well before the Production Readiness Review Freeze starts on Thursday 29th September 2022. Enhancements that miss this deadline will be at risk of not receiving a Production Readiness Review which is a requirement for inclusion in the release.
All enhancements must have a KEP merged and meet the review requirements before Enhancements Freeze starts at 18:00 PDT on Thursday 6th October 2022. Enhancements missing this deadline will be removed from the release unless an exception is filed.
Enhancement authors should ensure that their enhancements meet the requirements including:
Have a GitHub Issue in the k/enhancements GitHub repository.
The tentative major milestones for the 1.26 release are the following:
Release Cycle begins — Monday 5th September 2022
Production Readiness Review Freeze — Thursday 29th September 2022
Enhancements Freeze — 18:00 PDT on Thursday 6th October 2022
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
Enhancements tracking will be done through a Github Project board for the 1.26 release.
For any questions or concerns, reach out to the #sig-release Slack channel.
Ryler Hockenbury, 1.26 Enhancements Lead