Upcoming VPP 17.01 release freeze

Damjan Marion

Dear VPP developers and consumers,

On Dec 7th we have planned code freeze for upcoming 17.01 release.
That means that after that date no new features will be let into the repo
and only bug fixes will be accepted (potentially we can accept smaller non-API
low risk changes).
Code freeze will last until Dec 21th when we are going to create stable
17.01 branch and bring back master/post-17.01 to normal operation.

Please reach to me if there is anything pending or missing for 17.01 release
so we can see if and how we can address that before deadline.