Soft code freeze for Firefox 63 starts August 23

Ryan VanderMeulen rvandermeulen at mozilla.com
Thu Aug 23 11:54:57 UTC 2018


Hello everyone, August 23rd is now upon us and the soft freeze has begun.
It will end on September 4 once the Gecko version number is bumped to 64 on
mozilla-central.

Thanks,
Ryan

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 11:14 AM Pascal Chevrel <pchevrel at mozilla.com>
wrote:

> 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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