Release process review and discussion

Registered by Stéphane Graber on 2013-11-05

This is the usual UDS session where we review the past release and discuss the one ahead.
Things we should look into:
 - Confirm the current release schedule makes sense
 - Get volunteers for the various milestones
 - Evaluate the performance of our New, SRU and MIR process and discuss ways to improve those when needed.
 - Anything else that's relevant to the release, sru, mir or cdimage team

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Steve Langasek
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Stéphane Graber
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for trusty
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-14.04

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Release task signup is available for filling in at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseTaskSignup

Schedule Concern: Currently https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseSchedule calls for 12.04.4 on 1/23/2014 and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseSchedule calls for 14.04 alpha 2 on the same day. Suggest that 14.04 alpha 2 get pushed to the following week.

I'd much rather move 12.04.4 than move the alpha, to be fair. The schedule of a devel release is pretty tight, and throwing people off by a week can be awful, LTS point releases are a lot more flexible.

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Work Items

Work items:
[vorlon] check with PES/OEM/cert to make sure we are ok to delay 12.04.4 by one or two weeks: DONE
[smoser] confirm with robbiew that it suffices to have 0-day SRUs of openstack in 14.04 the day of release : TODO
[vorlon] follow up jriddell/ScottK to see who wants to release manage alpha2 : TODO
[vorlon] discuss on ubuntu-release having alpha milestone freezes shortened to 2 days : TODO
[kate.stewart] put a call out for participation to the opt-in milestones to the flavors, and summarize on a wiki page : TODO