Yocto Project Status WW48'19

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 3.1 M1 

Next Deadline: YP 3.1 M1 build Dec. 2, 2019


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 2.7.2 should be released imminently.
  • The reproducibility issues from last week have been addressed and we are hoping to enable this by default soon, thanks to everyone who helped fix issues.
  • The news for hash equivalence is not so promising. Whilst a number of bugs were fixed, we’ve found a major problem which explains some of the failures we’ve seen and are currently working out how we may be able to resolve that issue.
  • Intermittent build failures continue to hamper builds, particularly combined with the above issues and as few people are available to attempt to debug and resolve them.
  • The focus on hash equivalence and reproducibility has slowed patch merging in other areas. Patch testing has been problematic as there are a lot of regressions being found in submitted patches which also slows down the whole merging process.
  • The TSC is working on LTS plans, productive discussions have been had and a new policy on handling this and stable releases should be available in the next couple of weeks.
  • We are continuing to collect ideas for YP 3.1 in this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UKZIGe88-eq3-pOPtkAvFAegbQDzhy_f4ye64yjnABc/edit?usp=sharing
  • Due to the number of key fixes being found we have delayed YP 3.0.1 being built slightly whilst we merge those fixes, it should build in the next few days.
  • If anyone has any status items for the project they’d like to add to the weekly reports, please email Richard and Stephen.


Proposed YP 3.1 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.1 M1 Proposed build date 12/2/2019
  • YP 3.1 M1 Proposed release date 12/13/2019
  • YP 3.1 M2 Proposed build date 1/20/2020
  • YP 3.1 M2 Proposed release date 1/31/2020
  • YP 3.1 M3 Proposed build date 2/24/2020
  • YP 3.1 M3 Proposed release date 3/6/2020
  • YP 3.1 M4 Proposed build date  3/30/2020
  • YP 3.1 M4 Proposed release date  4/24/2020


Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 2.7.2 Should release this week.
  • YP 3.0.1 Proposed build date  11/25/2019
  • YP 3.0.1 Proposed release date 12/06/2019
  • YP 2.7.3 Proposed build date  2/10/20
  • YP 2.7.3 Proposed release date 2/21/20
  • YP 3.0.2 Proposed build date  2/3/20
  • YP 3.0.2 Proposed release date 2/14/20


Tracking Metrics:


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The Status reports are now stored on the wiki at: https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Weekly_Status


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Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Project Manager

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