Kubernetes 1.23 Release Information

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

Kubernetes 1.23

Tracking docs

Guides

TL;DR

The 1.23 release cycle is proposed as follows:

Timeline

WhatWhoWhenWEEKCI SIGNAL
Start of Release CycleLeadMon August 23, 2021week 1master-blocking
Start Enhancements TrackingEnhancements LeadMon August 23, 2021week 1
Schedule finalizedLeadThu August 26, 2021week 1
Team finalizedLeadFri August 27, 2021week 1
Production Readiness Soft FreezeEnhancements LeadThu September 2, 2021week 2
Start Release Notes DraftRelease Notes LeadTue September 7, 2021week 3
Begin Enhancements Freeze (23:59 PDT)Enhancements LeadThu September 9, 2021week 3master-blocking, master-informing
1.23.0-alpha.2 releasedBranch ManagerTue September 14, 2021Week 4
1.23.0-alpha.3 releasedBranch ManagerTue September 28, 2021Week 6
KubeCon NA + Co-located eventsOctober 11-15, 2021week 8
Begin Burndown (MWF meetings)LeadMon November 1, 2021week 111.23-blocking, master-blocking, master-informing
Call for ExceptionsLeadMon November 1, 2021week 11
Brace Yourself, Code Freeze is ComingComms / Bug TriageMon November 1, 2021week 11
Begin Feature blog freeze (23:59 PDT)Comms LeadTue November 2, 2021week 11
1.23.0-alpha.4 releasedBranch ManagerTue November 2, 2021Week 11
Release retrospective part 1 (10:00am PDT)CommunityWed November 3, 2021week 11
Burndown Meetings dailyLeadMon November 15, 2021week 13
Begin Code Freeze (18:00 PST)Branch ManagerTue November 16, 2021week 13
1.23.0-beta.0 releasedBranch ManagerWed November 17, 2021week 13
Docs deadline - Open placeholder PRsDocs LeadThu November 18, 2021week 13
Test Freeze (18:00 PST)Branch ManagerTue November 23, 2021week 14
Docs deadline - PRs ready for reviewDocs LeadTue November 23, 2021week 14
1.23.0-rc.0 releasedBranch ManagerTue November 23, 2021week 14
release-1.23 branch createdBranch ManagerTue November 23, 2021week 14
release-1.23 jobs createdBranch ManagerTue November 23, 2021week 14
Start final draft of Release NotesRelease Notes LeadTue November 23, 2021week 14
Release blog ready to review (23:59 PST)Comms / DocsTue November 23, 2021week 14
Docs complete - All PRs reviewed and ready to mergeDocs LeadTue November 30, 2021week 15
Feature blogs ready to review (23:59 PST)Enhancement Owner / SIG LeadsTue November 30, 2021week 15
Release Notes complete - reviewed & merged to k/sig-release (23:59 PST)Release Notes LeadThu December 2, 2021week 15
v1.23.0 releasedBranch ManagerTue December 7, 2021week 16
Release blog publishedCommsTue December 7, 2021week 16
ThawBranch ManagerTue December 7, 2021week 16
Release retrospective part 2 (10:00am PST)CommunityWed December 15, 2021week 17
Release retrospective part 3 (10:00am PST)CommunityThu December 16, 2021week 17

Phases

Please refer to the release phases document.