Yocto Project Status WW09`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 3.3.5 is out of QA and pending release approval
  • Inclusive language changes have merged however there are still:
    • Incompatible license related variable changes
    • Function variable name changes needed
    • No migration documentation or documentation of the changes
    • No documentation of the bitbake rename code
    • No updates to the manual for the variable renames

We do need people to pull things together and finish things off, help in doing that is needed and much appreciated.

  • There is a pending patch to warn about old style license identifiers pending in master-next and due to be posted for review. On balance this is probably a good thing to get into the LTS but we’re open to input on that.
  • The incompatible license changes will mean anyone using those variables will need to update what they’re doing carefully. Patches in master-next now pass testing and are due to be posted on the mailing list.
  • The python build process change to use wheels has merged. That change has caused some disruption but was close enough to being ready it seemed worth making the final push for inclusion.
  • The infrastructure move was successful and all services should be restored. There are some networking issues occurring on autobuilder builds which are preventing release builds at this time and are being looked into.
  • As such, the M3 release build will likely happen late this week or early next week.
  • If people see intermittent issues in their own builds, particularly if they’re the same as intermittent issues seen on the autobuilder, please do comment in the bugs mentioning when they happen as the frequency information does help us prioritize fixing the most common issues.
  • 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 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 3.3.5  is out of 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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