Release Dates

(all are in 2024)

  • KIP Freeze: 3rd July (Wednesday)
    • A KIP must be accepted by this date in order to be considered for this release. Note, any KIP that may not be implemented in a week, or that might destabilize the release, should be deferred.
  • Feature Freeze: 24th July (Wednesday)
    • major features merged & working on stabilisation, minor features have PR, release branch cut; anything not in this state will be automatically moved to the next release in JIRA
  • Code Freeze: 7th August (Wednesday)
  • At least two weeks of stabilization will follow Code Freeze, meaning we expect to release no earlier than August 14th. We will move as fast as we can, and aim completion the earliest we can in August.


These dates are goals and subject to change, but we expect to stay on the Time Based Release Plan unless unexpected critical issues come up. While the earliest possible release date is 2w after code freeze, release candidates (RCs) will roll out as needed until the release vote passes.

The release manager is 

How to Contribute

Before code freeze:

  • Participate in votes and discussions to land or postpone the open KIPs.
  • Review patches. We anticipate that this release, as it usually happens, will be bottlenecked mostly on reviews. The more reviewers, the more content we can fit in.
  • Write unit/integration/system tests. We want to preserve the tradition of high-quality releases in Apache Kafka. 

After code freeze:

  • Write more unit/integration/system tests. We want to preserve the tradition of high-quality releases in Apache Kafka.
  • Improve documentation.
  • Test the release candidates. 
  • Open blocker JIRAs on critical issues found. Open non-blocker JIRAs on any other issues found.
  • Fix critical bugs.
  • Review bug fixes.
  • Vote on release candidates. Even though only PMC votes are binding, community votes are super important as we evaluate the readiness of the release.

Open Issues

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Also, feel free to refer to the 3.9.0 release page for more details of the included tickets (requires logging in to the Apache Kafka Jira project).

Planned KIP Content

Note: The planned content is not binding - the final content will be based on the features committed by the branch-cutting date.

See Kafka Improvement Proposals for the full list of KIPs.

If you do not see your KIP here and want to, please reply to the mailing list thread about the release!

KIPJIRAComponentStatus

KIP-1057: Add remote log metadata flag to the dump log tool

KAFKA-16228 - Getting issue details... STATUS

coreKIP approved

KIP-1040: Improve handling of nullable values in InsertField, ExtractField, and other transformations

KAFKA-15838 - Getting issue details... STATUS

connectDone

KIP-1031: Control offset translation in MirrorSourceConnector

KAFKA-16254 - Getting issue details... STATUS

connectDone
KIP-1025: Optionally URL-encode clientID and clientSecret in authorization header

KAFKA-16345 - Getting issue details... STATUS

clientsKIP approved
KIP-1023: Follower fetch from tiered offset

KAFKA-15433 - Getting issue details... STATUS

coreKIP approved
KIP-1007: Introduce Remote Storage Not Ready Exception

KAFKA-15876 - Getting issue details... STATUS

storageKIP approved
KIP-1005: Expose EarliestLocalOffset and TieredOffset

KAFKA-15857 - Getting issue details... STATUS

storageKIP approved
KIP-996: Pre-Vote

KAFKA-16164 - Getting issue details... STATUS

kraftKIP approved
KIP-994: Minor Enhancements to ListTransactions and DescribeTransactions APIs

KAFKA-15923 - Getting issue details... STATUS

clientsKIP approved
KIP-977: Partition-Level Throughput Metrics

KAFKA-15447 - Getting issue details... STATUS

metricsKIP approved
KIP-966: Eligible Leader Replicas

KAFKA-15332 - Getting issue details... STATUS

coreKIP approved
KIP-956 Tiered Storage Quotas

KAFKA-15265 - Getting issue details... STATUS

coreKIP approved
KIP-950: Tiered Storage Disablement

KAFKA-15132 - Getting issue details... STATUS

core KIP approved
KIP-853: KRaft Controller Membership Changes

KAFKA-14094 - Getting issue details... STATUS

kraftUnder Discussion

Postponed to subsequent release

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