Yocto Project Status WW36'20

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.
  • We now have most patches merged for 3.2, the main remaining question is around the documentation. The current plan is to merge the sphinx branches into master and then build M3.
  • There is a new technique being used to try and mitigate some of the runtime autobuilder issues, so far the results from that have looked promising (using the runqemu-renice script).
  • Some fixes for bitbake’s parsing handling have merged which hopefully will address some of the hung process issues we’ve been seeing. Some of the issues look like potential issues in upstream python multiprocessing.
  • There have also been significant cleanups to the server process logging and reporting of processes holding the bitbake lock.
  • The work in enabling PRServ to work well with hash equivalence has merged.
  • A preview of the sphinx built documentation is now available at https://docs.yoctoproject.org/, work is ongoing to complete the migration work.
  • We continue to struggle with a number of autobuilder intermittent bugs. 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.

  • One way to help the project is to help us with bugs that are currently unassigned but ideally needed during YP 3.2. See: https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Bug_Triage#Medium.2B_3.2_Unassigned_Enhancements.2FBugs
  • For older releases, we’ve been struggling to handle these with the changing distros on the autobuilder infrastructure. We’ve managed to pull together various pieces of work to allow these older releases to be built on the infrastructure and an email discussing this was sent to the openembedded-architecture list. It will mean adding some larger series of patches to the older release branches for the yocto-autobuilder-helper and openembedded-core repositories but it is believed this is in the best interests of being able to test these older releases going forward if needed. This may also reduce the barrier to entry for new maintainers and community maintenance.


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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