Yocto Project Status 31 January 2023 (WW05)

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 4.2 M3

Next Deadline: 20th February 2023 YP 4.2 M3 Build


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 4.0.7 and YP 4.2 M2 are in QA
  • We switched to the 6.1 kernel by default for M2. Unfortunately there are a couple of intermittent issues that seem to have crept in. One is a reproducibility issue in perf, likely with some host component causing it as it only occurs on second builds. The second appears to be an intermittent networking issue accessing a python http-server for testing dnf which appeared after the kernel version change.
  • We are continuing to see other intermittent failures which are limiting how quickly we can merge changes. A summary of some of the key issues was sent to the mailing list: https://lists.openembedded.org/g/openembedded-core/message/176476
  • There have been changes to the way the codeparser cache in bitbake stores data which should reduce cache size, reduce the times data needs to be written out and generally help performance.
  • CVE levels in master are still high but there are patches in progress for most issues as I understand it.
  • We have a growing number of bugs in bugzilla, any help with them is appreciated.


Ways to contribute:


YP 4.2 Milestone Dates:

  • YP 4.2 M2 built and in QA
  • YP 4.2 M3 build date 2023/02/20
  • YP 4.2 M3 Release date 2023/03/03
  • YP 4.2 M4 build date 2023/04/03
  • YP 4.2 M4 Release date 2023/04/28


Upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 4.0.7 built and in QA
  • YP 3.1.23 build date 2023/02/13
  • YP 3.1.23 Release date 2023/02/24
  • YP 4.0.8 build date 2023/02/27
  • YP 4.0.8 Release date 2023/03/10
  • YP 4.1.3 build date 2023/03/06
  • YP 4.1.3 Release date 2023/03/17
  • YP 3.1.24 build date 2023/03/20
  • YP 3.1.24 Release date 2023/03/31
  • YP 4.0.9 build date 2023/04/10
  • YP 4.0.9 Release date 2023/04/21
  • YP 4.1.4 build date 2023/05/01
  • YP 4.1.4 Release date 2023/05/13
  • YP 3.1.25 build date 2023/05/08
  • YP 3.1.25 Release date 2023/05/19
  • YP 4.0.10 build date 2023/05/15
  • YP 4.0.10 Release date 2023/05/26


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Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Program Manager

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