Foreman 2.6 Schedule and Planning

Hello,

With 2.5.0 GA coming soon, it’s time to talk about the 2.6 timelines and schedule,

The 2.5 branched on May 4th, and to keep up our 3-month release cadence that would mean we should branch for 2.6 on August 3rd.

As before, we will be doing a stabilization week prior to branching to ensure we have working nightlies when branching. Larger changes should be merged as early as possible in the release cycle, to ensure enough time to fix bugs prior to branching. Keep in mind that installer module changes should also be merged prior to the stabilization week. As we near the branching date, we shall ask your cooperation in focusing more on stabilizing and bug fixing and less on new features.

Event Date
2.6 Dev start May 5th
2.6 Half way point June 21st
2.6 Installer module releases July 19th to July 23
2.6 Stabilization week July 26th to July 30th
2.6 Branching August 3rd
2.6 RC1 August 5th
2.6 RC2 August 19th
2.6.0(GA) September 2nd

If you have a significant change that you wish to get into 2.6, request to set the “Target Version” field on redmine at least for the main tracker for the bug. We also request maintainers to make sure that when merged, any major features are added to the “highlighted features” section on the manual, and any deprecation or changes in behavior are also added to the relevant sections. If you wish to discuss any plans, this post’s comments can and should be used for that.

Planned changes are being tracked in redmine as roadmap. Have a look if you wish to contribute or keep track of something important. There is also a list of unresolved issues for 2.6.0

The versions of plugins and tools which are planned to be compatible with Foreman 2.6, request to add which you are aware about,

Katello 4.2
Hammer 2.6
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