Yocto Project Status WW02`22

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 3.5 M2

Next Deadline: 17th Jan. 2022 YP 3.5 M2 build


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 3.5 M2 is due to build next week
  • The autobuilder updates have now mostly stabilized and we are potentially seeing a reduction in intermittent failures.
  • On modern kernels, we now have the capability within bitbake to disable networking on a per task basis without extra user privileges. There is discussion on the mailing list on how we should enable this and whether it should be on an opt-in or opt-out basis. A second patchset has been proposed for discussion where tasks using the network would need to be explicitly marked as such.
  • The openssl and webkit reproducibility issues have been fixed.
  • We have also fixed the reproducibility issues with rust-llvm and golang. With ruby docs disabled, this means we have no reproducibility patch exclusions in OE-Core, thanks Alex Kanavin!
  • The “oldest kernel” setting used for qemu which is architecture specific is causing issues for allarch packages but the various patches to fix it have also caused other issues and highlighted gaps in our sstate hash tests. There are hopefully now patches ready to merge to fix these issues and the gaps in testing.
  • CVE issues against master have risen from 7 to 17 so help in addressing those issues would be very welcome.
  • Intermittent issues continue to be at record high levels and help is very much welcome in trying to resolve them. 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 M2 build date 2022/01/17
  • YP 3.5 M2 Release date 2022/01/28
  • YP 3.5 M3 build date 2022/02/21
  • 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 3.1.14 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 3.3.5 build date 2022/02/14
  • YP 3.3.5 Release date 2022/02/25
  • 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 3.3.6 build date 2022/03/28
  • YP 3.3.6 Release date 2022/04/08
  • 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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