[SeaBIOS] seabios release planning

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Fri Nov 29 19:43:54 CET 2013

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 04:13:35PM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>   Hi,
> qemu 1.7 is almost out of the door.  I want update seabios early in the
> 1.8 devel cycle.  Time to do resume the release planning since we've
> scratched the idea to do a last-minute bios update for 1.7.
> I'd like to see a seabios release from the master branch in december.
> Ideally we'll put a prerelease into qemu before the final release so we
> get some testing.  We could either explicitly tag a release candidate or
> just grab a snapshot for that.
> Commit pending patches, enter seabios freeze, prepare seabios update for
> qemu can be done next week I think.  Then have 2-3 weeks freeze period,
> tag final release before xmas.  In case something doesn't go as planned
> early january.

So that would look like a SeaBIOS feature freeze on Dec 6th and target
release date of Dec 20th.  Works for me.

> Pending patches:
>  * my ahci and pci patches sent this week.
>  * anything else?
> How we wanna call the baby? 1.7.4? 1.8.0?

I'd say v1.7.4.


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