Science Pipeline Release 22.0.0 Status and Discussion

We are starting the science pipelines release process for 22.0.0. The process will be tracked on ticket and this post. Please check back for updates.

The tentative weekly for the starting point for the release is w_2021_14.
The tentative target date to close is 2021-05-30.

Release Precursor Steps

  1. Identify any pre-release blockers (“must-have features”)
    Contributors, please check if there are outstanding issues that must be included in the next release and relate them as blockers to the issue DM-25629.
  2. Wait until all blocking issues are resolved.
  3. Create Jira issues for each release activity
  4. Check that the weekly build is scientifically suitable to be used as the starting point for the release

Release Engineering Steps

  1. Create first release candidate v22.0.0.rc1
  2. Release candidate v22.0.0.rc1 available
  3. Build the release candidate on supported platforms. Report bugs in Jira if any.
  4. Invite developers, contributors, and downstream users to verify the release candidate and report bugs in Jira if any.
  5. Wait for bugs and additional issues to be identified, fixed, and ported to the release branch.
  6. Create new release candidates if bugs / new issues have been fixed in the release branch
  7. Create official release 22.0.0

Documentation Steps

In parallel with the engineering steps, after rc1 is available.

  1. Update Prereqs/Install
  2. Gather Release notes
  3. Gather Metrics report
  4. Update Known Issues
  5. Release availability community post

See release note: Science Pipelines Release 22.0.0 Now Available