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Release Schedule

2021-04-30 Beginning of development phase
2021-07-13 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.
2021-07-20 2021-07-21 Hard feature freeze. Tag rc0
2021-07-27 Tag rc1
2021-08-03 2021-08-04 Tag rc2
2021-08-10 Tag rc3
2021-08-17 Release; or tag rc4 if needed
2021-08-24 Release if we needed an rc4
2021-12-21 Freeze for v6.1.1 stable release
2021-12-23 Tag v6.1.1

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

  • #484: 6.1 Regression: machine pflash parsing
  • #488: 'spicevmc' is not a valid char driver name with --enable-modules

Fixed in rc4

  • #524 : Giving -smp option a negative argument makes QEMU dump core
  • [1]: -object memory-backend-ram,id=mem0,size=500G,reserve=off crashes QEMU due to wrong assertion

Patches on list

Not fixed yet

Will not be fixed in 6.1

  • #516: --enable-modules --enable-plugins build does not work on Mac
  • "-M default_bus_bypass_iommu" not working for ARM virt machine

Targeted Features

See the ChangeLog/6.1 for full details.