Re: RFC: Yocto LTS?

Armin Kuster


On 10/14/2015 06:28 AM, Chris Simmonds wrote:

Is there a statement about the period of support for a Yocto release?
Looking through the updates, it seems that 12 months is typical, a was
the case for 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6 for example, but I cannot see a
declaration anywhere that this is the expected norm.
There is a release every 6 months.

Leading on from that, is 12 months enough? Most projects have a
lifecycle that is much longer. Is there an argument for an LTS Yocto
release, maybe once a year? If not, what is the recommended way for a
project developer to keep a distribution up to date in the light of the
several well-publicised security flaws that have been discovered over
the last year or so and the new ones that will no doubt be discovered in
the future?
At table of the current supported release can be found at

- Armin

Chris Simmonds

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