BIND 9.11 Release branch has been put on Soft Code Freeze as of .
That means there will be restrictions on the amount of the code we regularly backport to v9_11 branch.
The only class of things that we will semi-automatically backport to BIND 9.11 are:
high and critical security fixes
critical bug fixes
All these changes will have to be at least discussed with Support Team (e.g. we will
put the list into the pad) and signed-off by either Security Officer, or Support team
member, or Director of DNS Engineering (@ondrej) or BIND 9 QA Manager (@michal).
Any other changes will have to be discussed during with the Support Team
and signed-off by either Security Officer or Support team member _AND either Director
of DNS Engineering (@ondrej) or Head of BIND 9 QA (@michal).
The double sign-off needs includes (not a complete list):
medium security fixes
Exempts to this rule:
unit and system tests enhancements and fixes (more tests are always good)
Things that should not be backported ever:
P.S.: For the next ESV, I will try to impose the Soft Code Freeze way earlier.
P.P.S.: This applies only for BIND 9.11 ESV Open Source edition, it does not apply to BIND 9.11 ESV Subscription Edition.