Yocto Project has received major funding from the Sovereign Tech Fund to aid and drive significant transformation. The funded work improves the long-term sustainability of the project by attracting a new generation of developers.
Konsulko Group is proud of the work done by principal engineer Denys Dmytriyenko and the Yocto Project Technical Steering Committee to help secure the funding. Together, they spent many hours over several months to identify development areas that can be self-contained and measured, then estimated required efforts for the proposal so the funding might be approved.
The work the Sovereign Tech Fund (STF) is commissioning aims to improve the Yocto Project’s efficiency, security, user experience, and developer engagement in these specific areas:
Build Process and Workflow
- Core workflow improvements, including enhancements to build tooling and workflows.
- Development of the Yocto Project Reference Binary Distribution, focusing on workflow improvements and policies.
- Introduction of Patchtest, an automated testing tool for code patches submitted via mailing lists.
Security and Quality Improvements
- Strengthening security processes and the security team.
- Advancing Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs) for improved transparency.
- Addressing tooling issues and enhancing quality-of-life features in Devtool, Recipetool, and Pseudo.
Integration and Usability Enhancements
- Updates and improvements to Toaster, a web-based UI for BitBake.
- Integration of VSCode with Yocto Project for enhanced developer features and usability.
Layer Management Standardization
- Integration of OpenEmbedded Core best practices into Meta-OpenEmbedded.
- Development of standard tools for managing Yocto layers, promoting layer tooling standardization.
STF is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action (BMWK) and supported by the German Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation GmbH (SPRIND).