Yocto Project Status 21 March 2023 (WW12)

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 4.1.3 was released
  • YP 3.1.24 has passed QA and is being reviewed for release
  • We are continuing to prepare for final release of 4.2 with the build now due in ~1.5 weeks
  • We’re happy to see a huge improvement in the reliability of the python ptests thanks to a dedicated pytest plugin to correctly format the output into a form we can parse, thanks Ross!
  • Work on making “poky-bleeding” operational again has highlighted some challenges around AUTOREV support. There are patches pending to bitbake (in -next) to highlight  problematic situations users may end up in, wider testing of those patches by AUTOREV users would be helpful.
  • 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 4.1.3 is released
  • YP 3.1.24 is ready for release
  • 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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