Upcoming 1.19 Release Branch Cut

Hello Istio Community,

The 1.19 release branch cut is planned for today, Tuesday 08/01/2023.

No new feature requests will be accepted to the 1.19 branch, barring exceptions (Any requests for late arriving features must be approved by the TOC). Bug fixes cherry-picked into release-1.19 will mostly be accepted to the 1.19 branch. They must pass all required tests and be approved. For questions related to PR’s that need to be cherry-picked to the 1.19 branch, use the slack channel for the 1.19 release .

For more information about the release, check out the 1.19 Release wiki page .

Thank you,
Kalya Subramanian, on behalf of the 1.19 Release Managers