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Release Cadence & Phases

Major Releases...

Consist of:

  • Feature development (minus 4 months to minus 4 weeks)
    • New features, changes and enhancements to existing features, and/or bug fixes.
  • Integration period (minus 4 weeks to minus 2 weeks)
    • Milestone: Feature Freeze at release minus 4 weeks.
    • Integration, QA and testing of the different contributions.
  • Release Candidate period (minus 2 weeks to minus 1 day).
    • Milestone: The RC0 build.
    • During RC Period, fix blocker & critical defects. Other defects deferred to next cycle.
    • New blocker and critical bugs will be fixed and will trigger a new RC build.
    • Release Criteria: no blocker or critical defects.
    • End of Release Candidate Period (day before release date)
  • Major Release (release date)
    • Milestone: Release
    • Build the new release
    • Major Release goes live and is available to download
      During RC Period, fix blocker & critical defects. Other defects deferred to next cycle.
    • New blocker and critical bugs will be fixed and will trigger a new RC build.
    • Release Criteria: no blocker or critical defects.
    • End of Release Candidate Period (day before release date)

 

Release Naming

The release names are YY.MM – for example, the first ODIM release is January 31, 2021 and it is named 21.01.

Defect Severity and Definition


Severity

Definition

Blocker


Critical


Major


Minor




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