Yocto Project Status WW08`22

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 3.5 M4

Next Deadline: 4th April. 2022 YP 3.5 M4 build


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • We are now at feature freeze for 3.5, our next LTS release
  • YP 3.1.14 and YP 3.2.4 were released
  • YP 3.3.5 is in QA
  • After a last minute push, the base set of inclusive language changes have merged. There is a conversion script which can be run to convert layers. Not all changes needed have been written yet but enough are present to allow the conversion process to start.
  • There were also changes to convert LICENSE fields to use SPDX identifiers and there is a second conversion script for this that can be used.
  • We have updated the core layer series name to kirkstone and other layers will now need to update to confirm compatibility with kirkstone.
  • There is a patchset to update python’s build processes to use the upstream preferred wheel approach which would aid support of python over the next few years. It is late in the cycle for this kind of change but we will give this series a few days of testing to make a decision and welcome user feedback either way on these changes.
  • As such, the M3 release build will likely not happen until early next week.
  • The autobuilder infrastructure is planned to be offline 26-28th February for a data center move. Public services like the website, wiki and git servers will remain live but the git backend (push.yoctoproject.org) will be offline, as will the downloads and sstate services and the autobuilder/NAS.
  • Capacity has been improved on the sstate server which was causing intermittent timeout issues for downloads.
  • 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

In particular, we’re struggling to understand the intermittent network issue with external hosts we’re seeing very occasionally.


Ways to contribute:


YP 3.5 Milestone Dates:

  • 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  is released
  • YP 3.4.2 is released
  • YP 3.3.5  is in QA
  • 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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