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
- 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.
resolver/manager - SMART/RPM.