2022.09 Chlorine MRI status

Robert Varga

Hello everyone,

Since we are well in the 2022.09 Simultaneous Release (Chlorine), here is a quick summary of where we are at:

- MRI projects up to and including AAA have released
- MSI projects have preliminary patches staged at https://git.opendaylight.org/gerrit/q/topic:chlorine-mri
- NETCONF is awaiting a bug scrub and the corresponding release. There are quite a few issues to scrub and we also need some amount of code reorg withing the repo, which in itself may entail breaking changes. There are quite a few unreviewed patches pendign as well. Given the raging summer in the northern hemosphere, I expect netconf-4.0.0 release to happen in about 2-3 weeks' time (i.e. last week of July 2022)
- BGPCEP has a few deliverables yet to be finished and the corresponding 0.18.0 release being dependent on NETCONF, my working assumption is having the release available mid-August 2022

As such, everyone running Java should have Java 17 as their default environment. Not only is it cool as $EXPLENTIVE, but it is becoming a requirement very soon. 2022.03 Sulfur is handling it just fine (as far as I know) and you cannot interact with 2022.09 Chlorine without it.

Daniel: is the Chlorine scheduled approved? My (inprefect) tracking says it is yet to be voted on.


P.S.: my default JDK is Java 17 and I am encountering zero issues with it on either 2022.09 or 2022.03 release streams. Please switch to Java 17 if you can and report any issues you encounter.