[MediaWiki-l] [Wikitech-l] MediaWiki 1.35 Branch Cut and Release

Evan Prodromou eprodromou at wikimedia.org
Mon Jul 6 18:22:25 UTC 2020

Hey, all. This is the roughly 1-week "pencils down" warning for the
upcoming MediaWiki 1.35 release branch cut.

The branch cut is scheduled to be made on 14 July 2020 at 02:00 UTC.

(That's late on 13 July in the Americas and parts of the Pacific. Timezones
are like magic, aren't they?)

After that point, new features won't be merged into 1.35; the master branch
will become part of the 1.36 release.

If you have tickets that are tagged for `mw-1.35-release`, please finish
them, untag them, or reach out to get them resolved.*

After the branch cut, bug fixes will be manually ported, but feature
changes won't.

Thanks for your work on and interest in MediaWiki.


* See https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/mw-1.35-release/ for details.

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 8:58 AM Cindy Cicalese <ccicalese at wikimedia.org>

> On March 30, we announced that we were temporarily pushing back the release
> of MediaWiki 1.35 due to uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
> We are now ready to begin the process of moving forward with the release.
> The first step is cutting the release branch, REL1_35, which will occur on
> Monday, July 13.
> We will then be in "pencils down" mode: developers will stop targeting
> MediaWiki 1.35 for new features. Instead, any new features would continue
> to be applied to master and would target MediaWiki 1.36 or later. The only
> work that would continue towards MediaWIki 1.35 would be blockers -
> critical bug fixes or features close to completion that need to make it
> into the release. This would happen by merging those patches into master
> and then backporting them to the REL1_35 branch.
> We anticipate that MediaWiki 1.35 will be released at the beginning of
> August.
> We appreciate your patience in these difficult times. Wishing you safety
> and health,
> Cindy
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