Dot release process

Dot releases are done for high priority and high severity security issues and customer bugs. The general steps are:
  1. 1.
    The issue is escalated by the customer / customer support team and an incident channel is opened.
  2. 2.
    Our developer team investigates the issue as soon as possible.
  3. 3.
    A pull request for the issue is submitted and dev/QA reviewed, and then merged.
  4. 4.
    The bug fix is cherry-picked to the relevant release branch.
  5. 5.
    A release candidate (e.g. 7.2.1-RC1) is cut for quick final smoke tests.
  6. 6.
    After QA approval, a final release build is cut (e.g. 7.2.1) which is ready to be shared with the customer.
The time-to-fix varies, but urgent dot releases are always prioritized.
Please refer to the Dot Release Playbook for a most up-to-date checklist.