3.0 release timeline proposal

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Tue Jan 7 13:05:34 UTC 2020

On 07/01/2020 13:00, Dmitry Belyavsky wrote:
> When does the feature freeze happen?
> I'm interested in publishing as much GOST support as possible. 

According to my proposal feature freeze would happen on release of
beta1, i.e. 2020-06-02.


> On Tue, 7 Jan 2020, 14:13 Matt Caswell, <matt at openssl.org
> <mailto:matt at openssl.org>> wrote:
>     Hi all
>     Myself, Paul, Shane, Richard and Nicola had a conf call today to discuss
>     the outstanding tasks and effort required to get us to a final release.
>     We've previously said this about that timeline:
>     "We are now not expecting code completion to occur until the end of Q2
>     2020 with a final release in early Q4 2020."
>     (https://www.openssl.org/blog/blog/2019/11/07/3.0-update/)
>     With that in mind we came up with the following proposal for a release
>     timetable which we think is a challenging but achievable timeline:
>     alpha1, 2020-03-31: Basic functionality plus basic FIPS module
>     alpha2, 2020-04-21: Complete external provider support (serialization,
>     support for new algs, support for providers which only include
>     operations in a class)
>     alpha3, 2020-05-21: Almost there (aiming to test the API completeness
>     before beta1 freezes it)
>     beta1, 2020-06-02: Code complete (API stable, feature freeze)
>     betaN: Other beta TBD
>     Final: 2020 early Q4
>     The idea here is to set some intermediate deadlines to focus attention
>     on the final remaining tasks, with a series of 3 alphas prior to the
>     first beta release where each alpha release comes approximately every 3
>     weeks. We can have some flexibility to adjust this timetable if we think
>     it is necessary (such as by including an additional alpha release if
>     required).
>     Please let me know your thoughts. This would probably need to go to an
>     OMC vote to get approved.
>     Matt

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