Re: [OE-core] Yocto Project Status WW08`22

Armin Kuster

I see there is an April release of Hardknott.  Is that the last official Hardknott release from the Yocto Project?


On 2/22/22 07:54, Stephen Jolley wrote:

Current Dev Position: YP 3.5 M4

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

Next Team Meetings:

* Bug Triage meeting Thursday Feb. 24th 7:30 am PDT
* Monthly Project Meeting Tuesday Mar. 1st at 8 am PDT
* Weekly Engineering Sync Tuesday Feb. 22nd at 8 am PDT
* Twitch - See

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
* 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
* 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
( 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:

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

Ways to contribute:

* There are bugs identified as possible for newcomers to the
* There are bugs that are currently unassigned for YP 3.5. See:
* We’d welcome new maintainers for recipes in OE-Core. Please see
the list at:
and discuss with the existing maintainer, or ask on the OE-Core
mailing list. We will likely move a chunk of these to “Unassigned”
soon to help facilitate this.
* Help us resolve CVE issues: CVE metrics

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:

* WDD 2652 (last week
* OE-Core/Poky Patch Metrics
o Total patches found: 1202 (last week 1208)
o Patches in the Pending State: 334 (28%) [last week 334 (28%)]

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