Foreman 3.2 Schedule and Planning


With 3.1.0 GA coming soon, it’s time to talk about the 3.2 timelines and schedule,

The 3.1 branched on November 11th(delayed by few days), and to keep up our 3-month release cadence that would mean we should branch for 3.2 on February 10th 2022.

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
3.2 Dev start November 12th
3.2 Half way point December 27th
3.2 Installer modules releases January 24th to January 28th
3.2 Stabilization week January 31st to February 4th
3.2 Branching February 10th
3.2 RC1 February 14th 16th
3.2 RC2 March 1st 4th
3.2.0(GA) March 15th

If you have a significant change that you wish to get into 3.2, 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.

The versions of plugins and tools which are planned to be compatible with Foreman 3.2, request to add which you are aware about,

Hammer 3.2
Katello 4.4
Remote Execution
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