This is to notify that we are planning to target the Trusted Firmware-A 2.9 release during the middle of May 2023 as part of the regular 6 month cadence.
The aim is to consolidate all TF-A work since the 2.8 release. As part of this, a release candidate tag is targeted to be created and release activities commence from 10th May 2023 across all TF-A repositories.
Essentially we will not merge any major enhancements from this date until the release is made.
Please ensure any patches desired to make the 2.9 release are submitted in good time to be complete by 9th May 2023.
Any major enhancement patches still open after that date will not be merged until after the release.
This will involve the various repositories making up the broader TF-A project including the TF-A mainline, TF-A Tests, Hafnium, TF-A CI Scripts and TF-A CI Job. In addition a TF-RMM repository release will be made that is compatible with v2.9.
We will endeavour minimise the disruption on patch merging and complete release activities ASAP after we start normally completing within 7-10 working days.