[dpdk-dev] DPDK Release Status Meeting 27/02/2020

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Thu Feb 27 13:41:11 CET 2020

Minutes 27 February 2020

* Release Dates
* 20.02 Retrospective
* Subtrees
* OvS

* Arm
* Debian/Microsoft
* Intel
* Marvell
* Mellanox
* Red Hat

Release Dates

* v20.02 is released on Tuesday, 25 February.
  * https://mails.dpdk.org/archives/dev/2020-February/158638.html
  * https://core.dpdk.org/download/
  * https://doc.dpdk.org/guides/rel_notes/release_20_02.html

* v20.05 dates:
  * Proposal/V1:		Wednesday 18 March 2020
  * Integration/Merge/RC1:	Friday 17 April 2020
  * Release:			Wednesday 20 May 2020

  * Marvell already sent roadmap for 20.05, all vendors please share the
    roadmap for the release.

20.02 Retrospective

* Roadmaps
  * 20.05 release cycle started and we got only one roadmap
    Does it help if we get roadmaps 2-3 months early?

* Testing delays had a knock on affect in release dates, also affected LTS

* It was a small release, we will see if releases will go like this until LTS
  * 19.02 was small too, we are trending one small one big release cycle

* There were ~200 patches deferred, did it contribute being small release?

* Some deferred patches was eal and eal doesn't have a maintainer
  * Pieces under eal has maintainer, 'probing' and 'options' missing maintainer

* All library changes hit the main repo, there is a big diversity in patches
  * Should we have more sub-trees under main repo, like algo tree, to support
    the main tree maintenance

* This release there were two active main repo maintainer, Thanks David for his

* -rc1 commits / Release commits ratio
  * It is normally around %60-%70 of all commits pushed in -rc1
  * This release it was around %45, so most of the patches merged after -rc1
    * This was same in 19.02, both were small releases
  * Either this was kind of a fix release and lots of issues from past
    fixed, or we pushed more features after -rc1, need more analysis

* More coverity issues fixed in this release
  * There are still more to address
  * David will add automated Coverity checks to Travis

* Bugzilla issues not actively addressed
  * Some companies pulling related defects internally and solving them

* Release notes is more complete these days, and in better shape, John needs to
  spend less time to revise it.
  * It may be good to actively update/fix our documentation
    * We may need additional resources for it


* main
* next-net
* next-net-crypto
* next-net-eventdev
* next-net-virtio
* next-net-intel


  * 17.11.10-rc1 released, please test and report results
    * https://mails.dpdk.org/archives/dev/2020-January/154915.html
    * QAT issue resolved
    * Planning to release today, it will be last 17.11 release

  * 19.11
    * Some patches already merged
    * Request sent to authors for the patches that conflicts
    * -rc1 planned for next Friday
    * Release, tentatively, planned for 20 March

  * 18.11
    * Merging patches are progressing


* 2.13 is out
* In OVS-DPDK meeting this Wednesday, there will be rte_flow and HW offload
  design discussion from Mellanox. Requesting interested parties to attend.
  * https://mail.openvswitch.org/pipermail/ovs-dev/2020-February/367543.html

DPDK Release Status Meetings

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the status of the master tree and sub-trees, and for project managers to
track progress or milestone dates.

The meeting occurs on Thursdays at 8:30 UTC. If you wish to attend just
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