[ANNOUNCEMENT] Yocto Project 1.4 "dylan" Released.

Flanagan, Elizabeth <elizabeth.flanagan@...>


I am pleased to announce the availability of the latest major release
of the Yocto Project, "dylan".
gpg signed release notes are available at:


The kernel.org sync is not quite complete, but should finish in the
next few hours.

Congratulations to everyone for a successful release!

Elizabeth Flanagan
Yocto Project
Build and Release

Yocto Project 1.4 "Dylan" Release (poky 9.0.0)

* Summary
* Errata and Downloads
* Features
* Bug Metrics
* Migration Issues
* Known Issues


The latest major release of the Yocto Project, 1.4 "dylan", is now
available for download at:

* http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
* http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2

Improvements over the Yocto Project 1.3 "danny" Release include:

- Major performance improvements
- Smart, a replacement for zypper
- Read-only rootfs
- Wayland support, an X replacement.
- Systemd support, a replacement for the system V init daemon.
- Over 400 bugs fixed

Errata and Downloads

Release Name: poky-dylan-9.0.0
Branch: dylan
Tag: dylan-9.0.0
Hash: 789b2b7e0cca404ff8ba8ed5ba823d215e6ba5b4
md5: 9f9ac0c4152df569aa8707a228828741
Download Locations:

* http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
* http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.gz

Release Name: meta-qt3-dylan-9.0.0
Branch: dylan
Tag: dylan-9.0.0
Hash: 4c27cce6688aa39852f3cba5e7b80ec279019605
md5: 4c14c1a19b5cd74eb4884520b2b94a37
Download Locations:

* http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/meta-qt3-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
* http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/meta-qt3-dylan-9.0.0.tar.gz

Release Name: eclipse-poky-dylan-9.0.0
Branch: dylan
Tag: dylan-9.0.0
Hash: dc9a609c68fe4a6bbbf34d418fd6611489c1d6f7
md5: 6da1f0b3ca179da097fe3109e6208715
Download Locations:

* http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/eclipse-poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
* http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/eclipse-poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.gz

Release Name: yocto-autobuilder-dylan-9.0.0
Branch: dylan
Tag: dylan-9.0.0
md5: 4c821df298dcef2065e320ab989b78e4
Download Locations:

* http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/yocto-autobuilder-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
* http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/yocto-autobuilder-dylan-9.0.0.tar.gz

The QA report is available at:

* https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/1.4_QA_Status


* Performance improvements: The overall build time has been
reduced by more than 10%. Kernel build time is reduced by
about 25%. With rm_work enabled, 40% less storage will be
used for the tmp directory.

* Support for Wayland, a simpler alternative for X

* Support for systemd, a replacement for system V init daemon.

* Support for postinstall scripts to run at roofs creation time,
which will reduce image boot time.

* Support for both the Linux 3.8 kernel and LTSI (3.4) kernel.

* Replace Zypper/RPM integration with a smaller/better package
resolver/manager - SMART/RPM.

* Support for read-only root file system.

* Usability improvements to HOB, bitbake, yocto-bsp and other
tools, including UI improvements, new features and bug fixes.

* Documentation improvement/update and a new kernel development
manual and profiling manual.

* A complete rewrite of the yocto-autobuilder to allow for easier
configuration, faster build times, and easier to maintain code.

* Do you desire time proven technology? The meta-yocto-classic
layer is now available from either the Yocto Project PVCS
repository or in 38 3.5" floppies from Walnut Creek. Features
- ext or minix filesystems
- lilo or loadlin boot loaders
- Linux kernel 0.99pl14. No more worrying about loadable modules!
- a.out binaries as the standard executable file format
- OSS comes as the standard sound system
- ksh, tcsh, twm, pine, rn, mailx, mc and many others...

* Many package updates for most of the packages.

* Many bug fixes and stability improvements.

Bug Metrics

This release consists of 407 bug fixes. For a complete Bugzilla view
of the list see:


Migration Issues

See the "Migrating to the Yocto Project 1.4 Release" section in the
Yocto Project Reference Manual at:

* http://www.yoctoproject.org/docs/1.4/ref-manual/ref-manual.html#moving-to-the-yocto-project-1.4-release

Known Issues

The Yocto project uses an implementation of Bugzilla at
http://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org to handle bug tracking. You should
always consult that source first when experiencing
any issue with a Yocto Project release.

The following bugs are known issues in 1.4 and are currently scheduled
to be fixed in the next release, 1.4.1:

4214 - Don't Mix and Match OE-Core and Meta-OE systemd - bad
things will happen
4339 - psplash won't start with systemd - no hooks available
to start and stop psplash from systemd
4341 - systemd will not work with a Read-Only Rootfs
1502 - Debian packaging and multilib is also know to fail
4248 - Host gcc 4.8 issues (gcc-cross-initial do_compile failure)

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