This week one RFC has been provisionally accepted.
The proposes adding hooks to Chef to allow supporting other languages and file
formats for Chef data. The plan is to accept the RFC on the condition that no
new formats are added within Chef core.
RFCs Being Discussed
Three RFCs have been discussed in the past two weeks.
This proposal outlines ideas and rationale for a revamped and improved API
for node attributes and related data. The goal is to radically simplify the
node attributes system, and clean up a lot of the internals. There is still a
lot of debate about how to build the new syntax for getting and setting
attributes, but some broad designs have taken shape.
This suggests adding a Ruby DSL format for data bag items. This is mostly on
ice pending further discussion and implementation of the dialects RFC. The
dialects system will provide hooks that could be used to implement this RFC,
either inside Chef or as a knife plugin.
This proposes adding a tracing system to allow for easier debugging of node
attribute issues. This is going to likely be folded in the Attributes 2.0 work
as a requirement on the new API and internal design.