Soft code freeze for Firefox 63 starts August 23

Pascal Chevrel pchevrel at mozilla.com
Thu Aug 16 10:17:07 UTC 2018


Hello,

This is a reminder that the Nightly Soft Freeze is now less than a week
away. Please be mindful of any large or risky patches targeting Firefox
63 before the soft freeze begins and we begin merges to the Beta branch.

Thanks!

Pascal


Le 09/08/2018 à 15:18, Pascal Chevrel a écrit :
> Hi all,
> 
> On August 23, we will be merging Firefox 63 from mozilla-central to beta
> for the first time. In order to avoid invalidating the testing we get
> out of late Nightly and the early Developer Edition builds and to ensure
> that we can roll out Beta 63 to a wider audience with confidence, we'd
> like to ask that any risky changes be avoided from August 23 until after
> the version bump to 64 on September 4th.
> 
> Some reminders for the soft code freeze period:
> 
> Do:
> - Be ready to backout patches that cause crash spikes, new crashes,
> severe regressions
> - Monitor new regressions and escalate merge blockers
> - Support release management by prioritizing fixing of merge blockers
> 
> Do Not:
> - Land a risky patch or a large patch
> - Land new features (that affects the current Nightly version) — be
> mindful that code behind NIGHTLY_BUILD or RELEASE_OR_BETA ifdefs can
> lead to unexpected CI results
> - Flip prefs that enable new Features that were untested in Nightly cycle
> - Plan to kick off new experiments that might impact a feature's merge
> readiness
> 
> Please let us know if you have any questions/concerns.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Release Management Team
> 
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/Release_Process#Nightly_soft_code_freeze
> 


-- 
Pascal Chevrel
Staff Project Manager - Firefox Nightly
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Nightly


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