[yocto-announce] [ANNOUNCEMENT] Yocto Project 1.4 "dylan" Released.

Flanagan, Elizabeth elizabeth.flanagan at intel.com
Fri Apr 26 15:49:23 PDT 2013


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!

Elizabeth Flanagan
Yocto Project
Build and Release

Yocto Project 1.4 "Dylan" Release (poky 9.0.0)

* Summary
* Errata and Downloads
* Features
* Bug Metrics
* Migration Issues
* Known Issues


The latest major release of the Yocto Project, 1.4 "dylan", is now
available for download at:

* http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
* http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2

Improvements over the Yocto Project 1.3 "danny" Release include:

    - Major performance improvements
    - Smart, a replacement for zypper
    - Read-only rootfs
    - Wayland support, an X replacement.
    - Systemd support, a replacement for the system V init daemon.
    - Over 400 bugs fixed

Errata and Downloads

Release Name: poky-dylan-9.0.0
Branch:  dylan
Tag:  dylan-9.0.0
Hash:  789b2b7e0cca404ff8ba8ed5ba823d215e6ba5b4
md5: 9f9ac0c4152df569aa8707a228828741
Download Locations:

 * http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
 * http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.gz

Release Name: meta-qt3-dylan-9.0.0
Branch:  dylan
Tag:  dylan-9.0.0
Hash:  4c27cce6688aa39852f3cba5e7b80ec279019605
md5: 4c14c1a19b5cd74eb4884520b2b94a37
Download Locations:

 * http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/meta-qt3-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
 * http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/meta-qt3-dylan-9.0.0.tar.gz

Release Name: eclipse-poky-dylan-9.0.0
Branch:  dylan
Tag:  dylan-9.0.0
Hash:  dc9a609c68fe4a6bbbf34d418fd6611489c1d6f7
md5: 6da1f0b3ca179da097fe3109e6208715
Download Locations:

 * http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/eclipse-poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
 * http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/eclipse-poky-dylan-9.0.0.tar.gz

Release Name: yocto-autobuilder-dylan-9.0.0
Branch:  dylan
Tag:  dylan-9.0.0
md5: 4c821df298dcef2065e320ab989b78e4
Download Locations:

 * http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.4/yocto-autobuilder-dylan-9.0.0.tar.bz2
 * http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.4/yocto-autobuilder-dylan-9.0.0.tar.gz

The QA report is available at:

 * https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/1.4_QA_Status


 * 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.

Bug Metrics

This release consists of 407 bug fixes.  For a complete Bugzilla view
of the list see:


Migration Issues

See the "Migrating to the Yocto Project 1.4 Release" section in the
Yocto Project Reference Manual at:

* http://www.yoctoproject.org/docs/1.4/ref-manual/ref-manual.html#moving-to-the-yocto-project-1.4-release

Known Issues

The Yocto project uses an implementation of Bugzilla at
http://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org to handle bug tracking.  You should
always consult that source first when experiencing
any issue with a Yocto Project release.

The following bugs are known issues in 1.4 and are currently scheduled
to be fixed in the next release, 1.4.1:

 4214 - Don't Mix and Match OE-Core and Meta-OE systemd - bad
        things will happen
 4339 - psplash won't start with systemd - no hooks available
        to start and stop psplash from systemd
 4341 - systemd will not work with a Read-Only Rootfs
 1502 - Debian packaging and multilib is also know to fail
 4248 - Host gcc 4.8 issues (gcc-cross-initial do_compile failure)

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