[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: note validation commitment required for stables

Kevin Traynor ktraynor at redhat.com
Fri Mar 22 12:44:00 CET 2019

If a stable branch for a specific DPDK release is to proceed,
along with needing a maintainer, there should also be commitment
from major contributors for validation of the releases.

Signed-off-by: Kevin Traynor <ktraynor at redhat.com>
 doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst
index 4214103b3..0130991e2 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst
@@ -27,5 +27,6 @@ Stable Releases
 Any major release of DPDK can be designated as a Stable Release if a
-maintainer volunteers to maintain it.
+maintainer volunteers to maintain it and there is a commitment from major
+contributors to validate it before releases.
 A Stable Release is used to backport fixes from an ``N`` release back to an

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