Foreman 3.5 Schedule and Planning


With 3.4.0 GA coming soon, it’s time to talk about the 3.5 timelines and schedule,

The 3.4 branched on 9th August, and to keep up our 3-month release cadence that would mean we should branch for 3.5 on 8th November.

  • 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 Day
3.5 Dev start 10th August Wednesday
3.5 Half way point 23rd September Friday
3.5 Installer modules release week 24th to 28th October
3.5 Stabilization week 31st October to 4th November
3.5 Branching 8th November Tuesday
3.5 RC1 10th November Thursday
3.5 RC2 24th November Thursday
3.5.0(GA) 8th December Thursday

If you have a significant change that you wish to get into 3.5, 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.

The versions of plugins and tools which are planned to be compatible with Foreman 3.5, request to add which you are aware about,

Hammer 3.5
Katello 4.7
Discovery 22.0.2
Bootdisk 21.0.2
Remote Execution
Ansible 10.1.0
Leapp 0.1.11
Google 1.0.0
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Next week is when we start releasing the installer modules and stabilization is the week after. This is a good time to start thinking about headline features, deprecations and upgrade warnings for users. If you’re worked on something, please share it. Right now both Foreman and Katello are all empty:

If you’re unsure, please reach out.

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