Yocto Project Status WW41`21

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 3.4 M4

Next Deadline: 29th Oct. 2021 YP 3.4 M4 release


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.4 rc1 has been built and is heading to QA
  • Patches to master for post-release have started merging, there is a significant queue.
  • CVEs open against master have taken a small but worrying uptick this week.
  • There were some last minute changes to the hash equivalence server around the algorithm used for handling the hashes to try and ensure we get the reuse of sstate objects users would expect. These did delay the release but we believe this was worth doing to allow best use of sstate caches.
  • There were other key changes to the task reproducibility and to the task outhash generation which were included in the release. These should also significantly improve hash equivalence matching and artefact reuse.
  • Intermittent issues continue to rise, some seem to be issues coming from the newer distros we’ve added to the autobuilder (Centos 8 stream, Fedora 34 and Debian 11). 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 is in QA
  • YP 3.4 M4 Release date 2021/10/29


Tracking Metrics:


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Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Program Manager

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