Hi Kubernetes community!
The 1.23 release cycle has begun and we are collecting enhancement information.
The Short Version
SIG leads must opt-in enhancements for Kubernetes 1.23 by entering KEP information into the enhancements tracking sheet.
Changes From 1.22:
Enhancements that opt-in for 1.23 must have their Production Readiness questionnaire for the appropriate graduation phase complete by Thursday, September 2nd. A Production Readiness Review  and approval is required for any KEPs targeting a release since 1.21.
Enhancements freeze starts at 23:59:59 PST on Thursday, September 9th. Including today that is 14 working days. This is the same number of days for 1.22.
If you are a SIG Lead, discuss in your SIG which enchantments you will be proposing for the release, and enter them into the tracking spreadsheet.
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.
All enhancements that are intended for inclusion in Kubernetes 1.23 must be tracked by the Release Team. Kubernetes SIGs that wish to include enhancements must "opt-in" by entering details on the enhancements tracking sheet.
SIG leads should add information to the "KEP Collection" tab, entering:
The GitHub Issue number from k/enhancements
The enhancement's name
The enhancement's assignee
The owning SIG
If docs will be required or not
Enhancement authors should ensure that their enhancements meet the requirements, including:
Cycle Start — Monday, August 23rd (today!)
Production Readiness Review Freeze — 23:59:59 PDT on Thursday, September 2nd
Enhancements Freeze — 23:59:59 PDT on Thursday, September 9th
Code Freeze — 18:00:00 PST on Tuesday, November 16th
Test Freeze — 18:00:00 PST on Tuesday, November 23rd
Enhancements tracking sheet — https://bit.ly/k8s123-enhancementsSlack channels — #sig-release, #release-enhancements
If you have any questions, please do reach out! The process might seem complex but we're here to help.
Xander Grzywinski, 1.23 Enhancements Lead