Yocto Project Status 12 July 2022 (WW28)

Neal Caidin

Current Dev Position: YP 4.1 M2

Next Deadline: 11th July 2022 YP 4.1 M2 Build

Next Team Meetings:

Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 4.1 M2 is due to build this week.

  • YP 4.0.2 was released.

  • We have fixes in place for most of the reproducible build issues so will enable the buildpaths QA test by default soon once the remaining tweaks have merged. This will allow much easier visibility into reproducibility issues in people’s builds

  • meta-gplv2 builds have been dropped from master and the layer will no longer be maintained.

  • An issue has been identified where libstdc++ is broken when built with the gold linker due to patch changes that changed the build process in kirkstone.

  • Systemd is going to require usrmerge in the future. The proposed patch to require that distro feature will break our autobuilder configuration as things stand so work will be needed to try and adapt to the direction from upstream.

  • Recent changes to package.bbclass for externalsrc handling have broken source and license handling for the kernel, highlighting the need to better tests there. We don’t have a fix as yet.

  • There have been further proposed patches around improving the eSDK tooling workflows and around layer setup.

  • Work is continuing on the /proc/pressure monitoring code.

  • Help is very much welcome in trying to resolve our autobuilder intermittent issues. 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 4.1 Milestone Dates:

  • 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 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:

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Neal Caidin
Program Manager, Program Management & Operations
The Linux Foundation
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