Yocto Project Status 14 March 2023 (WW11)

Stephen Jolley

Current Dev Position: YP 4.2 M4

Next Deadline: 3rd April 2023 YP 4.2 M4 Build


Next Team Meetings:


Key Status/Updates:

  • YP 4.0.8 was released
  • YP 4.1.3 passed QA and is due to be released
  • We are now in feature freeze for 4.2 and preparing for final build in ~2.5 weeks
  • Patches continue to merge into master and there are some good bug fixes in there. Some version upgrades are merging either due to low risk or due to the likely need from other components during the lifetime of the release.
  • Support for parallel ptest execution with a ptest per image was merged, along with various dependency fixes for the ptest packages to ensure this works as expected. This takes ptest execution time from 3.5 hours to around 45 minutes on the autobuilder.
  • The bugzilla was upgraded to the version 5 series which brings access to the REST API and functionality useful to the triage team. Testopia was dropped.
  • Regression reports for release builds are now looking fairly accurate
  • CVE levels in the LTS releases are at higher levels than they have been for a while which is a concern.
  • 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 M4 build date 2023/04/03
  • YP 4.2 M4 Release date 2023/04/28


Upcoming dot releases:

  • YP 4.0.8 is released
  • YP 4.1.3 is ready for release
  • 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


Tracking Metrics:


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Stephen K. Jolley

Yocto Project Program Manager

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