Kubernetes 1.25 Release Information

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

Kubernetes 1.25

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Summary

The 1.25 release cycle is as follows:

  • Monday 23rd May 2022: Week 1 — Release cycle begins
  • Thursday 16th June 2022: Week 4 — Production Readiness Soft Freeze
  • 01:00 UTC Friday 24th June 2022 / 18:00 PDT Thursday 23rd June 2022 : Week 5 — Enhancements Freeze
  • Wednesday 27th July 2022: Week 10 — Release Retrospective part 1
  • 01:00 UTC Wednesday 3rd August 2022 / 02:00 BST Wednesday 3rd August 2022 / 18:00 PDT Tuesday 2nd August 2022: Week 11 — Code Freeze
  • 01:00 UTC Wednesday 10th August 2022 / 02:00 BST Wednesday 10th August 2022 / 18:00 PDT Tuesday 9th August 2022: Week 12 — Test Freeze
  • Tuesday 16th August 2022: Week 13 — Docs must be completed and reviewed
  • Tuesday 23rd August 2022: Week 14 — Kubernetes v1.25.0 released
  • TBC: Week 16 — Release Retrospective part 2

Timeline

WhatWhoWhenWeekCI Signal
KubeCon EUMay 16-20 2022week 0
Start of Release CycleLeadMonday 23rd May 2022week 1master-blocking
Start Enhancements TrackingEnhancements LeadMonday 23rd May 2022week 1
Schedule finalizedLeadFriday 27th May 2022week 1
Team finalizedLeadFriday 27th May 2022week 1
Start Release Notes DraftRelease Notes LeadTuesday 7th June 2022week 3
1.25.0-alpha.1 releasedBranch ManagerWednesday 15th June 2022Week 4
Production Readiness Soft FreezeEnhancements LeadThursday 16th June 2022week 4
Begin Enhancements FreezeEnhancements Lead01:00 UTC Friday 24th June 2022 / 18:00 PDT Thursday 23rd June 2022week 5master-blocking, master-informing
1.25.0-alpha.2 releasedBranch ManagerTuesday 28th June 2022Week 6
Begin Friday APAC-friendly meetingsLeadFriday 8th July 2022Week 7
1.25.0-alpha.3 releasedBranch ManagerTuesday 19th July 2022Week 9
Begin Burndown (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday meetings)LeadMonday 25th July 2022week 101.25-blocking, master-blocking, master-informing
Call for ExceptionsLeadMonday 25th July 2022week 10
Brace Yourself, Code Freeze is ComingComms / Bug TriageMonday 25th July 2022week 10
Begin Feature blog freezeComms Lead01:00 UTC Wednesday 27th July 2022 / 18:00 PDT Tuesday 26th July 2022week 10
Release retrospective part 1Community17:00 UTC Wednesday 27th July 2022 / 10:00 PDT Wednesday 27th July 2022week 10
Burndown Meetings dailyLeadMonday 1st August 2022week 11
Begin Code FreezeBranch Manager01:00 UTC Wednesday 3rd August 2022 / 02:00 BST Wednesday 3rd August 2022 / 18:00 PDT Tuesday 2nd August 2022week 11
1.25.0-beta.0 releasedBranch ManagerThursday 4th August 2022week 11
Docs deadline — Open placeholder PRsDocs LeadThursday 4th August 2022week 11
Deprecations and Removals blog publishedCommsThursday 4th August 2022week 11
Test FreezeBranch Manager01:00 UTC Wednesday 10th August 2022 / 02:00 BST Wednesday 10th August 2022 / 18:00 PDT Tuesday 9th August 2022week 12
Docs deadline — PRs ready for reviewDocs LeadTuesday 9th August 2022week 12
1.25.0-rc.0 releasedBranch ManagerTuesday 9th August 2022week 12
release-1.25 branch createdBranch ManagerTuesday 9th August 2022week 12
release-1.25 jobs createdBranch ManagerTuesday 9th August 2022week 12
Start final draft of Release NotesRelease Notes LeadTuesday 9th August 2022week 12
Release blog ready to reviewComms / Docs01:00 UTC Wednesday 10th August 2022 / 02:00 BST Wednesday 10th August 2022 / 18:00 PDT Tuesday 9th August 2022week 12
Major Themes completeRelease Notes LeadTuesday 16th August 2022week 13
Docs complete — All PRs reviewed and ready to mergeDocs LeadTuesday 16th August 2022week 13
Feature blogs ready to reviewEnhancement Owner / SIG LeadsTuesday 16th August 2022week 13
1.25.0-rc.1 releasedBranch ManagerTuesday 16th August 2022week 13
Release Notes complete — reviewed & merged to k/kRelease Notes Lead01:00 UTC Friday 19th August 2022 / 02:00 BST Friday 19th August 2022 / 18:00 PDT Thursday 18th August 2022week 13
v1.25.0 releasedBranch ManagerTuesday 23rd August 2022week 14
Release blog publishedCommsTuesday 23rd August 2022week 14
ThawBranch ManagerTuesday 23rd August 2022week 14
Release retrospective part 2 (Time TBC)CommunityTBCweek 15

Phases

Please refer to the release phases document.