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Welcome to the 71st issue of TMPDIR, a weekly newsletter 📰 covering Embedded Linux, IoT systems, and technology in general. Please pass this on to anyone else you think might be interested. Suggestions and feedback are welcome at ✉️

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Khem and Cliff

Quote for the week

Good decisions pay dividends. Bad decisions create debt. -- Jonathan Graham

Yocto project 5.0 ( Scarthgap ) Update

Upcoming spring yocto release ( scarthgap ) is only few weeks away, it has shaped up well. A good set of package upgrades and tooling upgrades is in the offering, It is tested using 6.6 LTS kernel with a plan to support another LTS during it lifespan of 4 years. A new machine genericarm64 is being added which will help in testing a baseline image on aarch64 based systems which support ARM SystemReady IR specs. This is quite significant development for bringing up aarch64 based platforms on yocto as it will be able to extend the well tested genericarm64 machine. A call for help in adding documentation and release notes is sent out to community mailing lists.

Yocto mailing list updates

Communications is hard and organising it is even harder, for long there has been catch-all mailing list, being used for patches new user questions, release updates and other activities. A recent effort has been to make this more focussed discussion group, as a result two new mailing lists have been created

As a result, yocto mailing list is for new users to ask questions and help and bring up discussion points.

Making Graph Data Easier to Find and Organize

Is setting up graphs in Grafana dashboards tedious because it is difficult to find the data you are looking for? Simple IoT Tags (recently added) makes it easier to correlate a SIOT node with graph data.



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Does your Kiosk solution handle network interrupts?

Recent improvements to the Yoe Kiosk Browser improves the user response when there are network interrupts.

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