Ohai, turkeys! (Thanksgiving joke, I kid, I kid)
With the awesome announcement of Chef 12 being released, I was looking for
some verbiage around Chef Server 11 continued support policy, and was
unable to see anything along those lines.
RFC015 1 does a great job at scoping out how chef-client versions will be
supported (Latest , Latest -1, backports, etc). It doesn’t address release
cycles yet, I’m sure that will come.
However, it does not address the server-side components, nor does RFC030
2 show any maintainers yet for Server component, nor Client components
I understand these are relatively new RFCs, but I do understand that
there’s significant effort in play by representatives at Chef Inc that, for
lack of a better term, ‘control’ the lifecycle of Chef Server - development
and commit rights, release cycles et al.
It would be somewhat foolhardy for someone who does not have the
background, experience or resources to propose a particular maintenance
cycle for elements that are not in any way part of the Things I Do every
day, so I propose:
- current maintainers of Chef Server be added to RFC030, so we know who to
- current thoughts/existing procedures on Chef Server maintenance be
written down, so we can then openly discuss how to improve these as an RFC
I’m totally open to discussing this further - so feel free to toss in your
ideas, desires and dreams.
-Mike Fiedler, Community Individual