Yocto Project release director Beth Flanagan writes:
I am pleased to announce the availability of the latest major release of the Yocto Project, "dylan". gpg signed release notes are available at:
The kernel.org sync is not quite complete, but should finish in the next few hours.
Congratulations to everyone for a successful release!

The release is available from the release notes & download page as well as from your friendly local git server. This release provides over 400 bug fixes and a bunch of new features and improvements:

  • Performance improvements: The overall build time has been
    reduced by more than 10%. Kernel build time is reduced by
    about 25%. With rm_work enabled, 40% less storage will be
    used for the tmp directory.
  • Support for Wayland, a simpler alternative for X.
  • Support for systemd, a replacement for system V init daemon.
  • Support for postinstall scripts to run at roofs creation time,
    which will reduce image boot time.
  • Support for both the Linux 3.8 kernel and LTSI (3.4) kernel.
  • Replace Zypper/RPM integration with a smaller/better package
  • resolver/manager - SMART/RPM.

  • Support for read-only root file system.
  • Usability improvements to HOB, bitbake, yocto-bsp and other
    tools, including UI improvements, new features and bug fixes.
  • Documentation improvement/update and a new kernel development
    manual and profiling manual.
  • A complete rewrite of the yocto-autobuilder to allow for easier
    configuration, faster build times, and easier to maintain code.
  • Do you desire time proven technology? The meta-yocto-classic
    layer is now available from either the Yocto Project PVCS
    repository or in 38 3.5" floppies from Walnut Creek. Features
    • ext or minix filesystems
    • lilo or loadlin boot loaders
    • Linux kernel 0.99pl14. No more worrying about loadable modules!
    • a.out binaries as the standard executable file format
    • OSS comes as the standard sound system
    • ksh, tcsh, twm, pine, rn, mailx, mc and many others...
  • Many package updates for most of the packages.
  • Many bug fixes and stability improvements.