VPP 18.01 Release Milestone RC2 is complete!

Dave Wallace
 

Folks,

I have created the v18.01-rc2 tag on stable/1801 and verified that 18.01-rc2 build artifacts have been uploaded to nexus.fd.io.  VPP 18.01 Release Milestone RC2 is complete!

As a reminder, the VPP 18.01 Release is in two weeks on Wednesday January 24, 2018. 

https://wiki.fd.io/view/Projects/vpp/Release_Plans/Release_Plan_18.01#Release_Milestones

The CSIT team has pulled the CSIT 18.01 release branch (rls1801) and will be kicking off a dry-run of formal tests tomorrow.  Once the dry-runs are complete, the official release testing will begin which will generate all of the test and performance data to be released in the CSIT 18.01 Release Report on January 31, 2018:

https://wiki.fd.io/view/CSIT/csit1801_plan#Release_Milestones

It is important that only bugs which address critical issues (as determined by the VPP committers), ideally limited to addressing bugs found by CSIT testing.

Per the standard process, all bug fixes to stable branches should follow the best practices:
  • All bug fixes must be double-committed to the release throttle as well as to the master branch
    • Commit first to the release throttle, then "git cherry-pick" into master
    • Manual merges may be required, depending on the degree of divergence between throttle and master
  • All bug fixes need to have a Jira ticket
    • Please put Jira IDs into the commit messages.
    • Please use the same Jira ID for both the stable branch and master.
Thanks,
-daw-

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