2012-11-01 through 2013-01-31
Feature and documentation development (obviously ongoing, but continued during this period)
2013-01-02 - Call for volunteers for unassigned New Feature and Improvement items
2013-01-04 - Unassigned new features and improvements will be removed from the 4.1.0 release
2013-01-09 - Weekly update expected for all new feature and improvement activities.
2013-01-16 - Weekly update expected for all new feature and improvement activities.
2013-01-23 - Weekly update expected for all new feature and improvement activities.
2013-01-30 - Weekly update expected for all new feature and improvement activities.
All new feature need to have been merged into master by this date.
Release branch will be cut on this date.
Jenkins updated to include new release branch builds.
2013-02-01 through 2013-02-28
Testing/Bug Fixes (testing against jenkins artifacts)
Docs Completion Target (except release notes and translations) (Docs may be included in the release after this date, after consensus on each addition that the inclusion does not reduce release quality).
Release Branch moves to limited updates only (only commits allowed in would be release blockers fixes, translation updates, etc...)
2013-03-01 through 2013-03-22
Translation Development and Integration (should be ongoing, but focused effort)
Final regression testing / bug fixes / doc fixes
4.1.0-RC1 is created, and project level VOTE is called
The QA Test Plan for 4.1 is here : CloudStack QA 4.1 Test Plan
QA Guidelines and templates are available here :QA Guidelines & Templates
The Documentation Plan for 4.1 is at Apache CloudStack v 4.1 Documentation Plan
Guidelines for documentation contributors are available at CloudStack Documentation Contributors Overview