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[all][release] One following-cycle release model to bind them all


Thierry Carrez wrote:
> As you know[1] I'm trying to push toward simplification of OpenStack 
> processes, to make them easier to navigate for new members of our 
> community and generally remove weight. A good example of that is release 
> models. [...]

After having discussed this here and in several IRC discussions, there 
appears to still be enough cases warranting keeping two cycle-tied 
models (one with RCs and a round version number, the other strictly 
following semver). The simplification gains may not be worth disrupting 
long-established habits and tweaking all our validation toolchain.

Instead, I'll work on improving documentation to guide new deliverables 
in this choice, and reduce corner cases and exceptions.

Thanks for entertaining the idea and reaching out. Periodically 
reconsidering why we do things the way we do them is healthy, and avoids 
cargo-culting processes forever.

-- 
Thierry Carrez (ttx)