- June 30 2015 - Feature Freeze
- Aug 31 2015 - Code Freeze
- Sept 30 2015 - Release 2.8.0
The scope of features to be included in the 2.8.0 release will be less predefined than it was for past releases. In the past we selected a set of features, and then we delayed the release until all of the major features were more-or-less ready. Our new plan is to keep track of the progress on various projects on the Projects page. If features are on target for completion before the Feature Freeze, they can land for Lustre 2.8.0. If a feature's development slips, then it will have to wait until a subsequent release before it can land.
As of May 6, 2015, there are four projects that are candidates for landing before the 2.8 feature freeze:
- DNE Phase IIb
- Multiple modify RPCs
- UID/GID mapping
- NRS Delay
We make no guarantee that these projects will be included in 2.8, but to the best of our knowledge they are currently on target.