We are delighted to announce the availability of version 0.16.31 of Chef Workstation.
Improved Knife Performance
We've optimized knife to provide a huge performance increase. Knife commands are now more than 3x faster on Windows and more than 4.5x faster on macOS.
Chef Workstation App Improvements
The Chef Workstation App now runs at boot and launches after installing Chef Workstation. We've also added a new preferences dialog on macOS that allows you to set Chef Workstation preferences without using the config file.
Chef Infra Client 15.8.23
Chef Infra Client has been updated to 15.8.23 with updated resources, a new notify_group feature, and dozens of new helpers to make writing cookbooks easier than ever. Check the complete release notes for details on docs.chef.io
Chef InSpec 4.18.85
Chef InSpec has been updated from 4.18.51 to 4.18.85. This release includes a large number of bug fixes in addition to some great resource enhancements:
- The service resource features new support for yocto-based linux distributions. Thank you to @michaellihs for this addition!
- The package resource now includes support for FreeBSD. Thank you to @fzipi for this work!
- We standardized the platform for the etc_hosts, virtualization, ini, and xml resources.
- The oracledb_session resource works again due to a missing quote fix.
- The groups resource on macOS no longer reports duplicates anymore.
command.exist? now conforms to POSIX standards. Thanks to @PiQuer!
- We changed the postfix_conf resource's supported platform to the broader unix. Thank you to @fzipi for this fix!
We updated Cookstyle from 5.20.0 to 5.21.9. This release adds 4 new Chef Infra cops and improves many existing cops:
ChefStyle/UnnecessaryOSCheck cop checks cookbooks that use
node['os'] to check the operating system of a node, when they could instead use the
platform_family?() helper. All values of
os from Ohai match one-to-one with
platform_family values, except for
linux which has no single equivalent
ChefModernize/SimplifyAptPpaSetup cop detects
apt_repository resources that setup Ubuntu PPAs by using their full URL. For example,
http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/atom/ubuntu can be simplified to just
ChefRedundantCode/StringPropertyWithNilDefault cop detects String type resource properties that set their default value to
nil. All String type properties default to
nil, so this does not need to be set.
ChefRedundantCode/PropertySplatRegex cop detects String type resource properties that validate their input with a regex of
/.*/. This regex will match on any String value and is not necessary.
Other Cookstyle fixes and changes
ChefDeprecations/IncludingYumDNFCompatRecipewill now remove any inline conditionals around the
include_recipestatement during autocorrection so that it does not leave behind invalid Ruby.
ChefDeprecations/WindowsTaskChangeActionwill no longer fail when the action value is not a String type value.
ChefSharing/InvalidLicenseStringwill not autocorrect
Layout/DefEndAlignmentnow have autocorrection enabled to eliminate the need for manually fixing indentation in cookbooks.
ChefStyle/UsePlatformHelpersnow detects and autocorrects
Style/ModuleFunctioncop has been disabled because this caused library helpers to fail to load.
- All metadata cops now properly autocorrect legacy metadata that included HEREDOCs.
TargetRubyVersionis now set to 2.3 to match the version of Ruby that shipped in Chef Infra Client 12. This config value is used to enable/disable cops and autocorrection that may break Ruby code in these older Chef Infra Client releases. If you are on a later release of Chef Infra Client, you can set this value to Ruby 2.6 to enable additional cops and autocorrection.
Fauxhai has been updated to 7.6 with FreeBSD 12.1 data for use in ChefSpec. Thanks to @nhuff!
knife-ec2 has been updated to 1.0.31 with a fix for SSH connection failures that occurred if the instance has no public DNS name.
chef-apply has been updated to 4.1.5 to add the missing CHEFVAL001 error message.
ChefSpec has been updated to 9.1 with a new matcher
include_any_recipe that allows you to write specs to ensure that cookbooks aren't including recipes. Thanks @jasonwbarnett. This release also fixes a bug mocking out the
Chef::Provider class when a cookbook uses Poise's
resource_provider_mixin. Thanks @Annih for this fix.
Chef Workstation packages are now validated on Debian 10.
Get the Build
If you are running the Chef Workstation toolbar application you can download this version from the menu after the app next update check. You can also download binaries directly from downloads.chef.io.
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