Approval from the leads of each component is before cutting a stable release.

Here an example mail:
To: Yehuda Sadeh <>
CC: Ceph Development <>
Subject: Firefly v0.80.10 backports (rgw)

Hi Yehuda,

A few issues related to rgw were backported to firefly[1]. They passed the rgw suite[2]. Do you think it is ready for QE to start their own round of testing ?



-- Loïc Dachary, Artisan Logiciel Libre 
  • Link the mail conversation archive with each lead from the issue tracking the progress of a given release, to make it easy to verify their approval later on. See hammer v0.94.2 as an example.