Yocto Project Status WW43`21

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 3.5 M1

Next Deadline: 6th Dec. 2021 YP 3.5 M1 build


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.4 has been released. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
  • YP 3.3.4 is due to build this week and will be the last planned release of the hardknott series.
  • YP 3.5 Planning document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OXw-NKoL_Vb9RWI6sRPs3zTcAn4hHPtG0Y2BIs7xIzo/edit?usp=sharing
  • Git’s default branch choice could potentially change in the future and we’re seeing service providers like github change policy too. To react to this variability the project really needs to start encoding the branch name used in SRC_URI rather than having a default of master. OE-Core has been converted and there is a script ( scripts/contrib/convert-srcuri.py) to help with conversions. Bitbake will start warning where this is unset soon (patch in master-next).
  • Github has announced that git protocol support will be dropped as of January. We use this in a number of our SRC_URIs. This has been discussed on the architecture list and we have a plan to warn (and later error) on problematic urls and magically map to the correct urls within bitbake. The latter change is easily backported to older bitbake releases and will allow older branches to continue to function without invasive changes. The conversion script mentioned above can also convert github urls.
  • We have seen a drop in the number of patches in “Pending” state, partly thanks to work from Richard to send libtool and gcc patches upstream or otherwise clean them up. Others are also stepping forward to try and reduce the number of patches in Pending state, help would be much appreciated as spread over a number of people this could be quickly handled and reduced.
  • Intermittent issues continue to rise and 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 3.5 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 3.5 M1 build date 2021/12/06
  • YP 3.5 M1 Release date 2021/12/17
  • YP 3.5 M2 build date 2022/01/10
  • YP 3.5 M2 Release date 2022/1/21
  • YP 3.5 M3 build date 2022/2/21
  • YP 3.5 M3 Release date 2022/03/04
  • YP 3.5 M4 build date 2022/04/04
  • YP 3.5 M4 Release date 2022/04/29


Upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 3.3.4 build date 2021/11/01
  • YP 3.3.4 Release date 2021/11/12
  • YP 3.1.12 build date 2021/11/15
  • YP 3.1.12 Release date 2021/11/26
  • YP 3.4.1 build date 2021/11/22
  • YP 3.4.1 Release date 2021/12/03
  • YP 3.1.13 build date 2021/12/13
  • YP 3.1.13 Release date 2021/12/22
  • YP 3.1.14 build date 2022/01/24
  • YP 3.1.14 Release date 2022/02/04
  • YP 3.4.2 build date 2022/02/07
  • YP 3.4.2 Release date 2022/02/18
  • YP 3.1.15 build date 2022/03/14
  • YP 3.1.15 Release date 2022/03/25
  • YP 3.4.3 build date 2022/03/21
  • YP 3.4.3 Release date 2022/04/01
  • YP 3.1.16 build date 2022/04/25
  • YP 3.1.16 Release date 2022/05/06


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Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Program Manager

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