Yocto Project Status WW01`21

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 3.3 M2 development

Next Deadline: 18th January 2021 YP 3.3 M2 build 


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.2.1 and YP 3.3 M1 were released
  • Patches for 3.3 M2 development are being tested and merged. We have two weeks before M2 is due to be built.
  • Many version upgrades have been merged and the project has worked closely with the upcoming autoconf and ppp releases to reduce our patch deficit and ensure we’re ready for them.
  • We have seen a number of reproducibility failures from the increased test coverage on the autobuilder, several of the issues have had fixes.
  • We are now tracking intermittent ptest failures and a number of bugs have been opened for these, we don’t as yet have people able to work on them though.
  • CVE metrics have trended slowly downwards, thanks to everyone sending patches and quietly improving things either through patches or better CVE definitions upstream.
  • Intermittent autobuilder issues continue to occur. 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
  • The LTS release has changed documentation format from docbook over to sphinx to match master as it should be more maintainable and consistent with the project over the planned life of the LTS.
  • For the LTS, there is also discussion on whether the wider reproducibility testing should be enabled as recently done in master due to the number of potential issues which may need to be fixed (master isn’t 100% working yet) as well as whether the pseudo path filtering should be backported. Please do give input to discussions on these topics on the mailing lists.


Ways to contribute:


YP 3.3 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.3 M1 is released
  • YP 3.3 M2 build date 2021/01/18
  • YP 3.3 M2 Release date 2021/01/29
  • YP 3.3 M3 build date 2021/03/01
  • YP 3.3 M3 Release date 2021/03/12
  • YP 3.3 M4 build date 2021/04/05
  • YP 3.3 M4 Release date 2021/04/30


Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.2.1 is released
  • YP 3.1.5 build date 2021/01/11
  • YP 3.1.5 release date 2021/01/22
  • YP 3.2.2 build date 2021/02/08
  • YP 3.2.2 release date 2021/02/19
  • YP 3.1.6 build date 2021/02/22
  • YP 3.1.6 release date 2021/03/05
  • YP 3.1.7 build date 2021/03/22
  • YP 3.1.7 release date 2021/04/02


Tracking Metrics:


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Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Program Manager

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