2017.10 feature freeze

Dear community,

as time flies by, we are closing in on the 2017.10 release. I just created the release branch [1] and with it the first release candidate [2], and from this moment on we are in feature freeze.

The targeted release date for 2017.10 is Okt 25th (next Wednesday).

As usual, we use an issue in the "RIOT-OS/Release-Specs" repository for tracking and synchronizing on the final release testing efforts [3]. Any help here is highly appreciated! If unclear, please feel free to contact me (or the mailing list or post in the issue directly).

Also, I created the template for the release notes [4]. Same here: please feel free to fill the list.

Happy testing and thanks for all the work that has already been put into this release!

Cheers, Hauke

[1] https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/releases/tag/2018.01-devel [2] https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/releases/tag/2017.10-RC1 [3] https://github.com/RIOT-OS/Release-Specs/issues/47 [4] http://piratepad.net/49RLasqxGS

Hi again,

one more clarification (thanks Martine for just pointing this out offline): Feature freeze does not mean that we don't merge any feature until the release. It just means, that anything merged from now on will not be backported into the release branch and hence will not be part of the release.

Best, Hauke