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Release Schedule

2020-12-09 Beginning of development phase
2021-03-16 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.
2021-03-23 Hard feature freeze. Tag rc0
2021-03-30 Tag rc1
2021-04-06 Tag rc2
2021-04-13 Tag rc3
2021-04-20 Release; or tag rc4 if needed Tag rc4
2021-04-26 Tag rc5
2021-04-27 Release if we needed an rc4
2021-04-29 Release
2021-10-26 Freeze for v6.0.1
2021-10-28 Tag v6.0.1

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 rc0

Fixed in rc1

Fixed in rc2

Fixed in rc3

Fixed in rc4

Fixed in rc5

  • segfault if hotplugging a network interface
  • s390 linux-user intermittent crash in signal handlers
  • assert if unplugging emulated nvme controller

Not fixed yet

Will not be fixed in 6.0

Targeted Features

See the ChangeLog/6.0 for full details.