The coronavirus pandemic is a major disruption for all of us. At the very least most of us are suddenly working full-time from home, some are officially supposed to be not working at all right now and some might be unable to work. At this point it’s unrealistic for us to expect that everyone will hit their previously agreed deadlines for the Foxy release.
Given the general level of disruption and conversations that we’ve had with specific individuals, we are delaying the dates on the Foxy timeline up to two weeks. The goal is to allow significant ongoing development to complete and land in time for the upcoming API and feature freeze.
To clarify the modified timeline:
- If changes considered essential land before the two weeks extension has elapsed the API and feature freeze will happen right away (not before the original date of Apr 8th though). Therefore you should not rely on these extra two weeks but still aim to meet the original deadline to land any contributions to the
- If changes don’t land even within the two weeks extension the API and feature freeze will happen anyway (even without these changes since the release timeline is generally date driven and not feature driven).
- The subsequent dates will likely shift by the same duration the API and feature freeze date has shifted and will be updated accordingly once the API and feature freeze has happened.
Your friendly ROS team