[yocto-announce] [Announcement] Yocto Project 1.5 now available.

Flanagan, Elizabeth elizabeth.flanagan at intel.com
Fri Oct 18 12:54:49 PDT 2013


The latest major release of the Yocto Project, 1.5 "Dora" (poky-10.0.0), is now
available for download at:

* http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.5/poky-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2
* http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.5/poky-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2

Improvements over the Yocto Project 1.4 "dylan" Release include:

        * Major performance improvements
        * 180+ recipe upgrades
        * New x86 and x86-64 reference BSPs
        * Over 400 bugs fixed

Errata and Downloads

Release Name: poky-dora-10.0.0
Branch:  dora
Tag:  dora-10.0.0.final
Hash:  faf8f8660fae26a14578738b642fdeb08bcb9d54
md5:  53dd6fdbbf1f5a5b432af15ab9d0da13
Download Locations:

 * http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.5/poky-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2
 * http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.5/poky-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2

Release Name: meta-qt3-dora-10.0.0
Branch:  dora
Tag:  dora-10.0.0.final
Hash:  b73552fb998fd30a01dbee5a172e432a16078222
md5:  1f679807beff534f1ec29bac227db034
Download Locations:

 * http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.5/meta-qt3-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2
 * http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.5/meta-qt3-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2

Release Name: eclipse-poky-juno-dora-10.0.0
Branch:  dora
Tag:  dora-10.0.0.final
Hash:  2fa1c58940141a3c547c8790b8a6832167e8eb66
md5:  7351df2f38dd80cd36aeb3a68f8b42cf
Download Locations:

 * http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.5/eclipse-poky-juno-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2
 * http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.5/eclipse-poky-juno-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2

Release Name: eclipse-poky-kepler-dora-10.0.0
Branch:  dora
Tag:  dora-10.0.0.final
Hash:  ad74249895f882a8f00bdeef7a0f7c18998cc43e
md5:  d9cceb07cdadde1d6263c5b25ab570f5
Download Locations:

 * http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.5/eclipse-poky-kepler-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2
 * http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.5/eclipse-poky-kepler-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2

Release Name: yocto-autobuilder-dora-10.0.0
Branch:  dora
Tag:  dora-10.0.0.final
Hash:  1a86156016e2cfbb1fc0c3e28b03d247cb9038d2
md5:  e030b33211ba237a263ec6ec479d9f30
Download Locations:

 * http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/yocto/yocto-1.5/yocto-autobuilder-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2
 * http://mirrors.kernel.org/yocto/yocto/yocto-1.5/yocto-autobuilder-dora-10.0.0.tar.bz2

The QA report is available at:

 * https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/WW41_-_2013-10-08_-_Full_Pass_Release_1.5_M5.rc8


    * linux-yocto 3.10 kernel
    * gcc 4.8.1
    * eglibc 2.18
    * 180+ other recipe upgrades
    * Improvements in bitbake startup and parse time ( ~25% improvement in
      startup time, ~10% improvement in overall parse time)
    * Eclipse plug-in added CMake project support and is upgraded to Kepler
      release.  The code base has also gone through major refactoring to better
      support remote interaction.
    * Added gstreamer 1.0 (default version built is still 0.10)
    * Added bluez 5 (default version built is still 4)
    * New genericx86 / genericx86-64 hardware reference BSPs replacing atom-pc
    * New "buildtools-tarball" providing certain tools (python, git, chrpath,
      tar, make) for host distributions whose own versions of those tools are
      broken or too old to be compatible with the build system
    * New automated runtime testing framework to run tests written in Python on
      images using QEMU
    * Support for /run from FHS 3 draft specification
    * BusyBox binary is now split into suid and non-suid portions, allowing the
      replacement of tinylogin
    * Added ability to easily build initramfs binaries (kernel + initramfs
      image) and pair a rootfs image recipe with an initramfs image recipe
    * Added ability to explicitly exclude one or more packages from an image
    * Implementation of the tardis bbclass (Time And Relative DIsk Space) which
      allows disk images to take up an unlimited amount of space on limited disk
    * Image creation now creates real ext3/ext4 filesystem images instead of
      creating as ext2 and upgrading
    * Initial support for partitioning and advanced image creation (using new
      "wic" script)
    * Added inc file to enable compiler and linker flags that enhance security
    * Properly split SDKs for different machines that have the same/similar
    * Added a "test-dependencies" script to detect missing or auto-enabled
    * Added ability to define additional users for an image not associated with
      a specific package (EXTRA_USERS_PARAMS)
    * Enabled ptest for ethtool, libxml2, perl, busybox, bzip2, python, kmod,
      bash (GPLv2 version), strace
    * Easier customisation of DISTRO_FEATURES if building your custom distro
      configuration on top of poky.conf
    * Added EFI support to ISO image generation
    * Bitbake wrapper script removed
    * Initial build of pseudo is now handled internally
    * Usability enhancements in Hob
    * Usability enhancements in buildhistory command line tools
    * Added beginnings of memory resident bitbake
    * Initial prototype of license scanning and SPDX license documentation
    * Added "A Closer Look at the Yocto Project Development Environment" chapter
      to the Reference Manual giving an in-depth look at the build process.

Bug Metrics

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


Migration Issues

See the "Moving to the Yocto Project 1.5 Release" section in the
Yocto Project Reference Manual at:


Known Issues

    * Bug 5311 - can't use PACKAGE_EXCLUDE with an ipk image based
    * Bug 5182/5183/5211 - [Beagleboard xM]X/Network Interface/USB do not work
      with 3.10 kernel
    * Bug 5351 - genericx86 auth.err getty[615]: tcgetattr: Input/output
    * Bug 5354 - Incorrect path set for ppc adt in x86 machines. Workaround
      Note: ADT issue with ppc ADT toolchain for spe enabled targets not
      coexisting well with the non-spe standard version. To work around, use
      either one set of ppc targets or the other but don't build both. If you
      need both, put one in a separate ADT repository.
    * Known issue with feature #3847: New partitioning description and tooling
      There is a new tool for image creation called wic which is available as a
      prototype in this release.
      We encourage experimentation and feedback from the community for wic;
      please send email to yocto at yoctoproject.org if you have questions or run
      into problems.
    * Due to a bad implementation of libchameleon in some host distributions,
      tardis.bbclass will sometimes turn an embedded device into a large blue
      police box. Please send patches to the maintainer,
Tim.E.Lord at yoctoproject.org

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