Upcoming 1.17 Release Branch Cut

Hello Istio Community,

The 1.17 release branch cut is planned for tomorrow, Wednesday 01/18/2023.

No new feature requests will be accepted to the 1.17 branch after that, barring exceptions (Any requests for late arriving features must be approved by the TOC). Bug fixes cherry-picked into release-1.17 will mostly be accepted to the 1.17 branch. They must pass all required tests and be approved. For questions related to PR’s that need to be cherry-picked to the 1.17 branch, use the slack channel for the 1.17 release.

For more information about the release, check out the 1.17 Release wiki page.

Thank you,
Mariam John, on behalf of the 1.17 Release Managers