AW: 3.0 release timeline proposal
hendrik.brockhaus at siemens.com
Tue Jan 7 17:00:44 UTC 2020
Currently David and Andreas are contributing the mpeylo/cmpossl code. We want to get the complete CMP code upstream OpenSSL v3.0 as soon as possible.
Currently chunk 7 (https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/10620) is under review and chunk 8 is available as work-in-progress (https://github.com/mpeylo/cmpossl/pull/201).
Special thanks go to you, Bend and all others in the project for your continuous review effort and discussion!!
Regarding the release timeline I have two questions:
What is the deadline for the last chunk to be merged?
The planning and current status on the contribution is available on https://github.com/mpeylo/cmpossl/wiki. Do you see this timeline as realistic?
> Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 11:13:21 +0000
> From: Matt Caswell <matt at openssl.org>
> To: "openssl-project at openssl.org" <openssl-project at openssl.org>
> Subject: 3.0 release timeline proposal
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> 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."
> 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.
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