Everyone more or less knows the formal phases a MIP goes through during its life cycle. However, how long these phases last and which are their limits seems to be impenetrable and shrouded in mystery to many.
This table aims to be of aid to MIP Authors who get dizzy trying to figure out when they should be posting their MIP so that it can make it into the next earliest Formal Submission window.
|Cycle||Latest start of RFC||Formal Submission (last day)|
|May||April 7th||May 5th|
|June||May 12th||June 9th|
|July||June 9th||July 7th|
|August||July 7th||August 4th|
|September||August 11th||September 8th|
|October||September 8th||October 6th|
|November||October 6th||November 3rd|
An example is worth more than a thousand words (unless the example is a thousand words). Let’s take October:
- if a MIP enters RFC on September 8th at the latest, it will be eligible to enter FS during the FS window of October 4th, 5th, and 6th.
- If the MIP is not submitted for FS by October 6th, it will have to wait until November’s FS window (November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd).