Yocto Project Status WW03`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 this week
  • Work has progressed on inclusive language and an email should be out this week about the proposals for that after discussions amongst the volunteers who stepped up to work on it. Some obsolete variables/code have already been removed as a prelude to this.
  • Patches to switch to setuptools and away from distutils following upstream python’s lead have merered (thanks Tim!). Whilst the issues are resolved for core, work remains on other layers such as meta-oe.
  • The autobuilder does look improved from an intermittent failure perspective but we’re seeing hangs for unknown reasons on debian9 oe-selftest (seems python pthread mutex related) and on ltp on the arm worker. Sadly the open issues are at an all time high.
  • Patches to disable the network outside of do_fetch have merged.
  • Support for improved SPDX info for the kernel has merged (thanks Saul).
  • CVE issues had a bad week with further significant increases for master and stable branches. Some patches have merged to improve master (thanks Ross!).
  • 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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