I was reviewing some PRs that had new parameters introduced in the API. Since 3.8 beta 1 will be released in a month I am curious what is the scope of merging small enhancements or API changes. Does a feature freeze means only large changes like PEP implementations will not be merged or does any small enhancement with some behavior change or API additons/change/removals will not get merged? In case of latter one does that mean 3.8 branch will act like 3.7 that receives only bug fixes for features already merged before beta during the course of beta and RC with master used for next release as 3.9 dev?
Is there a scope on what would go after 3.8 beta 1 or is it up to the release manager to decide whether these enhancements and API changes can be merged to 3.8?