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Release Schedule

Draft schedule, not yet confirmed.

2019-08-16 Beginning of development phase
2019-10-29 Soft feature freeze. Only bug fixes after this point. All feature changes must be already in a sub maintainer tree and all pull requests from submaintainers must have been sent to the list by this date.
2019-11-05 2019-11-07 Hard feature freeze. Tag rc0
2019-11-12 Tag rc1
2019-11-19 Tag rc2
2019-11-26 Tag rc3
2019-12-03 Release; or tag rc4 if needed
2019-12-10 Release, if we needed an rc4
2020-06-22 Freeze for 4.2.1
2020-06-25 Tag 4.2.1

Known issues

Please list all patch series or bugs which need to be fixed for the release here. That way I can be sure I don't miss any when I'm rolling release candidates.

Fixed in rc1:

Fixed in rc3

  • centos and ubuntu.i386 vm-test-build targets

Will be fixed in rc4:

  • s390 "-boot menu=on" regression

Will be fixed in rc5:

Not yet fixed in any rc:

Will not be fixed for this release:

  • intermittent iotest failures on gitlab (build-tcg-disabled - tests 056, 129)
  • vm-build-all failures
    • check-unit: tests/test-aio-multithread fails on NetBSD
  • `query-cpu-model-definitions` libvirt compatibility breakage reported at (not a regression)

Targeted Features

See the ChangeLog/4.2 for full details.