Yocto Project Status WW35'20

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 3.2 M3

Next Deadline: YP 3.2 M3 Feature Freeze - Now


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • M3 has now closed and we’re at feature freeze for 3.2.
  • There are a number of patches we need for 3.2 which are still being sorted out and M3 will build once that has happened.
  • Bitbake server startup has been changed to avoid the issues previously discovered. There are some issues with traceback handling/reporting during early init which are being resolved as a result of that and those have open bugs.
  • The server changes have improved memory resident bitbake but some issues with state tracking still remain so memory resident bitbake will not be the default until 3.3, assuming we can debug those remaining problems by early in 3.3.
  • There has been work in enabling PRServ to work well with hash equivalence, thanks to Mark for sorting out this long standing work item. We aim to have this in 3.2 but some tests need fixing before it can completely merge.
  • We will process one last round of recipe upgrades before we build M3.
  • We were finally able to change the fcommon gcc defaults back to standard, thanks to all who helped make that happen.
  • The number of autobuilder intermittent bugs has continued to rise unfortunately.

You can see the list of failures we’re continuing to see by searching for the “AB-INT” tag in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=AB-INT

Help with any of these would be much appreciated, unfortunately it is proving hard to find anyone interested in helping figure these out and they significantly hamper our testing.


YP 3.2 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.2 M3 build date 2020/8/31
  • YP 3.2 M3 Release date 2020/9/11
  • YP 3.2 M4 build date 2020/10/5
  • YP 3.2 M4 Release date 2020/10/30


Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.1.3 build date 2020/9/14
  • YP 3.1.3 release date 2020/9/25


Tracking Metrics:


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Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Program Manager

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