Kubernetes 1.22 Release Information

Information regarding the current release cycle including important dates, Release Team contact information, tracking spreadsheets and more!

Kubernetes 1.22

Tracking docs

Guides

TL;DR

The 1.22 release cycle is proposed as follows:

  • Monday, April 26th: Week 1 - Release cycle begins
  • Thursday, May 13th: Week 3 - Enhancements Freeze
  • Thursday, July 8th: Week 11 - Code Freeze
  • Thursday, July 15th: Week 12 - Test Freeze
  • Tuesday, July 27th: Week 14 - Docs must be completed and reviewed
  • Wednesday, August 4th: Week 15 - Kubernetes v1.22.0 released
  • TBD: Week 16 - Release Retrospective

Timeline

WhatWhoWhenWEEKCI SIGNAL
Start of Release CycleLeadMon April 26week 1master-blocking
Start Enhancements TrackingEnhancements LeadMon April 26week 1
1.22.0-alpha.1 releasedBranch Manager (@puerco)Wed April 28week 1
Schedule finalizedLeadThur April 29week 1
Team finalizedLeadFri April 30week 1
KubeCon EU + Co-located eventsMay 3-7
Begin Enhancements Freeze (23:59 PDT)Enhancements LeadThur May 13week 3master-blocking, master-informing
1.22.0-alpha.2 releasedBranch Manager (@Verolop)Tue May 18week 4@mkorbi
1.22.0-alpha.3 releasedBranch Manager (@wilsonehusin)Tue June 8week 7@lambdanis
1.22.0-beta.0 releasedBranch Manager (@onlydole)Tue June 22week 9@ramrodo
Begin Burndown (MWF meetings)LeadMon June 28week 101.22-blocking, master-blocking, master-informing
Call for ExceptionsLeadMon June 28week 10
Brace Yourself, Code Freeze is ComingComms / Bug TriageMon June 28week 10
Begin Feature blog freeze (23:59 PDT)Comms LeadMon June 28week 10
1.22.0-beta.1 releasedBranch Manager (@ameukam)Thu July 8week 11@encodeflush
Begin Code Freeze (18:00 PDT)Branch ManagerThur July 8week 11
Docs deadline - Open placeholder PRsDocs LeadFri July 9week 11
Burndown Meetings dailyLeadMon July 12week 12
1.22.0-beta.2 releasedBranch Manager (@jimangel)Tue Jul 13week 12@soniasingla
Test Freeze (18:00 PDT)Branch ManagerThur July 15week 12
Docs deadline - PRs ready for reviewDocs LeadTue July 20week 13
1.22.0-rc.0 releasedBranch Manager (@puerco)Tue July 20week 13@mkorbi
release-1.22 branch createdBranch ManagerTue July 20week 13
release-1.22 jobs createdBranch ManagerTue July 20week 13
Start final draft of Release NotesRelease Notes LeadTue July 20week 13
Release blog ready to review (23:59 PDT)Comms / DocsWed July 21Week 13
Docs complete - All PRs reviewed and ready to mergeDocs LeadTue July 27week 14
Feature blogs ready to review (23:59 PDT)Enhancement Owner / SIG LeadsTue July 27week 14
Release Notes complete - reviewed & merged to k/sig-release (23:59 PDT)Release Notes LeadThur July 29week 14
v1.22.0 releasedBranch Manager (@puerco)Wed August 4week 15@mkorbi
Release blog publishedCommsWed August 4week 15
ThawBranch ManagerWed August 4week 15
Release retrospective 10:00am PDTCommunity MeetingThu August 19Week 17

Phases

Please refer to the release phases document.