Heads up: ~1 month to 1.24 stabilization period


Per Foreman 1.24 schedule and planning we are just over one month away from the start of stabilization week for the 1.24 release, which starts on October 21st.

Holidays in Israel during the month of October mean that for a large part of the team there are only a few working days left for this release. Please keep this in mind if you are based in Israel or have work that depends on one of our Israeli team members.

Please try to shift your focus to getting open PRs merged rather than starting new work that may not be ready in time.

Some highlights to remember:

  1. Installer modules will be released before the beginning of the stabilization week rather than right prior to branching the installer, to make sure nothing breaks right when we’re about to branch. This means that if you have any changes needed in the installer or installer modules, these changes need to be merged sooner rather than later.
  2. Changes accepted during stabilization week will be limited to fixing significant issues found during the week.
  3. Large changes will not be merged right before the stabilization week. Larger changes bring with them bigger risks of things breaking and delaying our ability to release RC1 quickly after branching, so should be merged earlier in the development cycle.
  4. Plugin maintainers are highly encouraged to test their plugins against nightlies prior and during stabilization week and report any compatibility issues found.

I appreciate everyone’s cooperation in ensuring we are able to deliver stable and timely releases for all of our users.