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Apertis Roadmap

This is a rough list of areas which have planned work for the upcoming future. This is not a full list and is intended to be used only as a rough guide. Discussion of future development should happen on the mailing list.



  • Support artifacts for NFS boot as part of the official release
  • Cross-building: Deliver a compiler toolchain tarball
  • Implementation of solution for maintaining workspace across SDK update

System Update

  • OTA system updates (hosting and device agent)
  • Add signature mechanism to upstream OSTree avoiding GPLv3 dependencies
  • System update authentication checks (signatures)
  • Deployment management proof-of-concept: Infrastructure
  • Deployment management proof-of-concept: Integration with image build
  • Deployment management proof-of-concept: Apertis hawkBit Agent


  • Initial investigation on using GitLab CI to submit packages to OBS
  • Implement the improved branching automation for OBS
  • Improved QA infrastructure: manual test results


  • Concept document for the next-generation Apertis application framework
  • Concept for hosting the whole build infrastructure on Intel x86-64-only providers
  • Concept for secure boot
  • Concept for improving the branching automation


  • Design document for OTA system updates
  • Developer documentation for sysroot and devroot usage
  • Document how to track DUT-local resources consumption during tests

2018 H2 (second half)


  • Introduce support for cross-build from the SDK
  • Implementation of Sensors & Actuators API improvements


  • Gap analysis on AppFramework features (Appbundle de-/installation, start/stop, agent support, inter-app communication, etc.)

System Update

  • Improve system update & rollback functionality based on OSTree


  • Create concept document for Apertis product line approach
  • Create concept document for source code license checking
  • Create concept document for cross-building from the SDK


  • Create product description document for Apertis
  • Create quick guide on LAVA dispatcher setup