Yocto Project Status WW39`21

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M4

Next Deadline: 4th Oct. 2021 YP 3.4 M4 build


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.1.11 was released
  • We replaced the 5.13 kernel with 5.14 for 3.4 since 5.13 was already marked EoL.
  • Changes to do_build task dependencies were merged. Some of these do cause changes in behaviour but in general the behaviour should match what people expect and only some CI setups would need changes. An example would be where an image would have previously built all package backends but now only the image’s format.
  • The invasive pkgconfig-native dependency changes has been deferred to the next release as people felt it was too invasive for 3.4. Meta-oe and OE-Core are fixed ready though.
  • There is an sstate reuse issue where native sstate on aarch64 and x86_64 hosts isn’t generating correct hashes when combined with hash equivalence.
  • Issues with pollution of /tmp with temporary files has been noticed on the autobuilder. Help in cleaning this up would be very welcome.
  • Intermittent issues took a significant rise last week as SWAT caught up with the backlog of issues. Help is very much welcome on these issues. 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


Ways to contribute:


YP 3.4 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.4 M4 build date 2021/10/04
  • YP 3.4 M4 Release date 2021/10/29


Planned upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.1.11 is released


Tracking Metrics:


The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:



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Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Program Manager

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