Release Planning - qiskit-community/feedback Wiki

This is a living document detailing upcoming releases of Qiskit. Dates and content are subject to change.

qiskit (metapackage)

Key contact: @mtreinish
Current release: Release

Currently includes:

For future release:

  • Remove qiskit-ignis (deprecated in 0.33 - Dec 2021) with the qiskit-terra 0.21 release.

qiskit-terra

Key contact: @1ucian0
Current release: Release

  • The introduction of multithreaded modules written in Rust to accelerate the performance of certain portions of Qiskit Terra and improve scaling with larger numbers of qubits.
  • More native support for working with a Target in the transpiler.
  • The introduction of the qiskit.primitives module.

0.21 (approx. date: June 30 2022)

  • Important Dates:
    • Feature, Deprecation, and Removal Proposal Deadline: June 9, 2022
    • Target RC1 date: June 23, 2022

qiskit-aer

Key contact: @chriseclectic
Current release: Release

0.11 (approx. date: end of July)

  • ??

qiskit-optimization

Key contact: @t-imamichi
Current release: Release

0.4 (approx. date: Jul 2022, after Terra 0.21 release)

qiskit-nature

Key contact: @pbark and @mrossinek
Current release: Release

  • Lattice problem
  • HDF5 integration
  • MP2 coefficients
  • PH hamiltonian
  • OOVQE
  • Seniority zero
  • Protein folding result interpretation
  • Logarithmic mapper
  • Finalize driver updates

0.5 (approx. date: Nov 2022)

  • ??

qiskit-finance

Key contact: @stefan-woerner
Current release: Release

0.4 (approx. date: ??)

  • ??

qiskit-machine-learning

Key contact: @adekusar-drl
Current release: Release

  • New algorithm EffectiveDimension based on the paper https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.04807 and a new tutorial
  • New API for saving/loading and continuous model training and a new tutorial
  • Toy datasets are deprecated now

0.5 (approx. date: ??)

  • ??

qiskit-ibmq-provider

Key contact: @rathishcholarajan

Current release: Release

0.19 is the last release of qiskit-ibmq-provider. It will be split into 3 separate providers:

  • qiskit-ibm-provider
  • qiskit-ibm-experiment
  • qiskit-ibm-runtime

qiskit-ibm-provider

Key contact: @rathishcholarajan

Current release: Release

0.1 (approx. date: blocked on web API changes)

  • Initial release

qiskit-ibm-experiment

Key contact: @gadial

Current release: Release

0.2 (approx. date: ?)

  • ??

qiskit-ibm-runtime

Key contact(s): @rathishcholarajan, @daka1510

Current release: Release

0.6 (approx. date: ??)

  • ??

qiskit-experiments

Key contact: @coruscating
Current release: Release

  • Additional experiments to support monitoring and calibrations workflow
  • Improved handling of analysis callbacks and experiment metadata
  • Restless experiments

0.4 (approx. date: ??)

  • ??

qiskit-dynamics

Key contact: @DanPuzzuoli
Current release: Release

  • Add support for JAX sparse type - recommended only for use on CPU.
  • Add parallelized JAX fixed-step solvers - recommended only for use on GPU.
  • Refactor dispatch and Array class, separating Array from dispatch module, and deprecating direct usage of the dispatch module in preparation for future changes.

0.3 (approx. date: ??)

  • ??

qiskit-ignis

maintenance and compatibility fixes only state until retirement (not before April 2022). It is being replaced by qiskit-experiments

Current release: Release

  • small additions in topological codes
  • Deprecates the methods and functions that are going to live in qiskit-experiments
  • Once release, it will be in maintenance and compatibility fixes only state until retirement.
  • Migration guide: https://github.com/Qiskit/qiskit-ignis#migration-guide

qiskit-metal

Key contact: @zlatko-minev
Current release: Release

0.2.0 (approx. date: )

  • ??

Deprecated packages

qiskit-runtime

Current release: never released.

Repository was archived on February 2021.
This repository has been merged with qiskit-ibm-runtime to keep documentation closer to code. This repository is archived and no longer maintained.

qiskit-aqua

Current release: Release

Repository was archived on December 2021.
The code included in qiskit-aqua was split out to separate application repositories (qiskit-optimization, qiskit-machine-learning, qiskit-nature, qiskit-finance), with core algorithm and operator function moved to qiskit-terra.