Re: Using stable releases from git

Jim Abernathy

On 01/30/2012 11:38 PM, Joshua Lock wrote:
On 30/01/12 15:32, jfabernathy wrote:
On 01/30/2012 06:15 PM, Joshua Lock wrote:
On 30/01/12 15:05, jfabernathy wrote:
On 01/30/2012 05:58 PM, Joshua Lock wrote:
It's beginning to sound like we've caught some folks off guard by
pushing changes to the edison branch of the poky repository in
preparation for an upcoming edison point release.

The named branches are development branches for the release, stable
release development will be done in the named branch and we can't
guarantee they will be issue free (though we intend them to be where

If you're looking to use a git checkout which matches the release
tarballs you should checkout the tags for the releases. i.e. for Poky
Edison-6.0/Yocto 1.1:
So instead of doing:

git checkout -b edison origin/edison

what should I do if I want to stay in sync with the tarball. This may
just be a doc problem.
I'd do:

git fetch --tags
git checkout edison-6.0

Then when a new tarball comes out, you'd repeat with the new tag name.
We I just tried that and it crashed a lot quicker. I'll just stick to
the tarballs until this is all sorted out.
Are you using an appropriate tag (or branch) of meta-intel? The master branch of meta-intel with the bernard tag of poky will fail to parse because some of the recipes being appended to in meta-intel have changed names.
Can you explain the branch vs. tag as Yocto uses it? most of the help on git checkout refers to branch, where we are talking using a tag name. In Yocto what is the difference?

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