Yocto Project Status WW45`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 3.3.4 is in QA
  • YP 3.5 Planning document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OXw-NKoL_Vb9RWI6sRPs3zTcAn4hHPtG0Y2BIs7xIzo/edit?usp=sharing
  • There is a proposed syntax simplification on the openembedded-architecture list with a patch on bitbake-devel. This would phase out the use of append/prepend/remove operators with +=/=+ and mean it would just work with “=” alone. We’ve not recommended this combination and it removes a redundancy which confuses new users.
  • There will be some infrastructure down time at the end of the year for the autobuilder and NAS, likely between the 26th and 31st December. This will affect the autobuilder workers, downloads and sstate shares from the project but not websites or git services. Last time we had a NAS outage it caused some issues so we are trying to ensure those issues are fixed in the stable branches and master with mirroring in place for key things like uninative before then. If anyone is aware of any other failure modes we need to address, please let us know.
  • Workarounds for the github protocol changes have been merged to all stable branches and to master with url changes also being made in many cases.
  • We have seen a drop in the number of patches in “Pending” state again this week. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to review patch status and handle accordingly.
  • 5.15 kernel headers and kernels have been merged.
  • There have been a number of small but potentially useful bitbake fixes to file checksum tracking, runall option handling and hung parsing threads.
  • 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 is in QA
  • 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


Tracking Metrics:


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Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Program Manager

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