Soft Feature Freeze starts now for edk2-stable202008

Liming Gao

Hi, all
We will enter into Soft Feature Freeze phase. In this phase, the feature under review will not be allowed to be pushed. The feature passed review can still be merged. Now, two features have passed code review. If no other comments, I will merge them into this stable tag. They are: SEV-ES guest support, Add a plugin to check Ecc issues for edk2 on open ci.

The patch review can continue without break in edk2 community. If the patch is sent before Soft Feature Freeze, and plans to catch this stable tag, the patch contributor need reply to his patch and notify edk2 community. If the patch is sent after Soft Feature Freeze, and plans to catch this stable tag, please add edk2-stable202008 key words in the patch title and BZ, so the community know this patch target and give the feedback.

Below is edk2-stable202008 tag planning Proposed Schedule
Date (00:00:00 UTC-8) Description
2020-06-03 Beginning of development
2020-08-07 Feature Planning Freeze
2020-08-14 Soft Feature Freeze
2020-08-21 Hard Feature Freeze
2020-08-28 Release


Laszlo Ersek

Hi Bret,

On 08/17/20 20:14, Bret Barkelew wrote:
I would like Variable Policy to be considered for this feature freeze. I have a couple of documentation things to respond to, but no serious functionality questions (that I know of).
Has review completed on the series (before entering the soft feature

(Please note that I don't insist on this particular definition of the
SFF; it's what we have modeled on the QEMU soft feature freeze
definition. It's not carved in stone. It's just what we have for now.)