I see in many posts that nanbield is under development. Is there already a meta-mender “branch” or dev-release for this? I was not able to find one. Is there perhaps even an exact release timeline?
I will play a bit with a stm32mp discovery kit and wanted to be up to date.
Currently there is no development happening on
nanbield, and we also do not intend to allocate resources to it. The
master-next branch of
meta-mender has some rudimentary build testing for
mickledore, and I just manually built at least
nanbield, so it does at least not immediately fall over. You can patch
LAYERCOMPAT locally for development purposes.
All other layers, specifically the Raspberry Pi ones are not tested and will probably fail if patches are involved.
With the Yocto main development now focusing on the
scarthgap release, we will do the same as it will be the next LTS release.
We are starting a new HW project which will run yocto-based Linux with mender integrated. Release is planned for Q2/Q3 2024.
We want definitely ship the devices with the latest yocto LTS available at that time which will be Scarthgap.
What is your recommendation to start with?
- nanbield and mender with master-next branch + patches
- mickledore and mender master-next
Thanks in advance and best regards
My personal recommendation would be to
- run with Yocto and meta-openembedded
master, because they are already in the
scarthgap cycle. It might take a little more integration upfront (e.g. now), and continuous testing, but once the release is final you are rewarded big time because you automatically are on LTS without any additional effort needed. Early in a dev cycle its usually easier to set such up - late in the process theres often too much fire brigade mode to sort things out properly.
- use meta-mender
master-next (and meta-mender-community
master, if applicable) and bump the compatibility flag to
scarthgap. The core integration should be fine right out of the box - for the rest we can definitely collaborate on getting it in shape sooner than later.
Thanks a lot @TheYoctoJester !!