Chef 12.14 will be on Ruby 2.3.1!

Hi everyone,

We’re proud to announce that when Chef 12.14 is released next month, it will contain Ruby 2.3.1! This Ruby version is faster and more stable by miles. As part of this upgrade, Chef 12.13 (released August 10th) will be the last version of Chef to support Ruby 2.1 and below.

That said, new Ruby versions can sometimes cause issues. We’re putting it through a rigorous testing regimen at Chef, but we could use your help!

Please run Chef with Ruby 2.3 against your infrastructure and cookbooks, and let us know if you run into any issues. To do this:

curl | sudo bash -s -- -c current -P chef

or on Windows:

. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -channel current -project chef


–John Keiser
Principal Engineer, Chef

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