Yocto Project Status WW16`22


Richard Purdie
 

Current Dev Position: YP 4.0 rc3
Next Deadline: 29th April 2022 YP 4.0 final release

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:
  • The next release, kirkstone will be 4.0 (previously known as 3.5) and will be bitbake 2.0 based.
  • The third release candidate build for YP 4.0 (3.5) is now in QA.
  • rc1 had several issues such as edgerouter not booting, a uninative gcc 12 issue and broken icons in sato that made it inappropriate for release. rc2 triggered a number of autobuilder intermittent issues, there were tweaks to some of the rc1 fixes needed, several CVEs and a systemd/bluetooth issue that resulted in an rc3.
  • YP 3.3.6, the final hardknott release will build after 4.0.
  • 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 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 4.0 Milestone Dates:
  • YP 4.0 is in QA
  • YP 4.0 Release date 2022/04/29

YP 4.1 Milestone Dates:
  • YP 4.1 M1 build date 2022/05/30
  • YP 4.1 M1 Release date 2022/06/10
  • YP 4.1 M2 build date 2022/07/11
  • YP 4.1 M2 Release date 2022/07/22
  • YP 4.1 M3 build date 2022/08/22
  • YP 4.1 M3 Release date 2022/09/02
  • YP 4.1 M4 build date 2022/10/03
  • YP 4.1 M4 Release date 2022/10/28

Upcoming dot releases:
  • 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
  • YP 3.4.4 build date 2022/05/02
  • YP 3.4.4 Release date 2022/05/13
  • YP 4.0.1 build date 2022/05/16
  • YP 4.0.1 Release date 2022/05/27
  • YP 3.1.17 build date 2022/06/06
  • YP 3.1.17 Release date 2022/06/17
  • YP 4.0.2 build date 2022/06/27
  • YP 4.0.2 Release date 2022/07/08
  • YP 3.1.18 build date 2022/07/18
  • YP 3.1.18 Release date 2022/07/29
  • YP 4.0.3 build date 2022/08/08
  • YP 4.0.3 Release date 2022/08/19
  • YP 3.1.19 build date 2022/08/29
  • YP 3.1.19 Release date 2022/09/09
  • YP 4.0.4 build date 2022/09/19
  • YP 4.0.4 Release date 2022/09/30
  • YP 3.1.20 build date 2022/10/10
  • YP 3.1.20 Release date 2022/10/21
  • YP 4.0.5 build date 2022/10/31
  • YP 4.0.5 Release date 2022/11/11

Tracking Metrics:

The Yocto Project’s technical governance is through its Technical Steering Committee, more information is available at:

The Status reports are now stored on the wiki at: https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Weekly_Status

[If anyone has suggestions for other information you’d like to see on this weekly status update, let us know!]



Archived content:

Tip of the Week:
  • The scripts in ${WORKDIR}/temp/run.XXX for shell tasks can be quickly hacked and used for standalone debugging by replacing the function call at the end with “bash -i” which will then drop you into a shell environment matching the task being debugged (minus the fakeroot context). 
  • Bonus marks for anyone sending a patch to add the fakeroot context as comments at the start of the scripts.
  • (send any tips you’d like to see here to Stephen or Richard)

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