Current version documented anywhere?


#1

Turns out finding out what is the current version of chef is harder than
one would think.
googling “chef current version” isn’t very helpful and actually gives some
old info about 10.18 first. Maybe it’s on docs.opscode.com, but I’m just
overlooking it - it wouldn’t be the first time.

This came up because someone asked how to keep up with what is the latest
release of chef without having to read through blog posts, etc. Is there
an “official” up-to-date page that says the current version of chef is
11.4.0 and the latest 10.x version is 10.24.0?


#2

Hi Brian,

There’s Chef::VERSION

Here’s an example:

cheers,
-sean

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Brian Akins brian@akins.org wrote:

Turns out finding out what is the current version of chef is harder than one
would think.
googling “chef current version” isn’t very helpful and actually gives some
old info about 10.18 first. Maybe it’s on docs.opscode.com, but I’m just
overlooking it - it wouldn’t be the first time.

This came up because someone asked how to keep up with what is the latest
release of chef without having to read through blog posts, etc. Is there an
"official" up-to-date page that says the current version of chef is 11.4.0
and the latest 10.x version is 10.24.0?


#3

The command line answer is

gem list -r “^chef$”
*** REMOTE GEMS ***
chef (11.4.0)

Not ideal, but it works!

Mat


#4

There used to be a Release notes page on the wiki which gave you all the info on each version including key issues and notes but that appears to have been abandoned when we went to docs.opscode.comhttp://docs.opscode.com. Any chance we could get something like that back opscode?

Here is the old page:
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Release+Notes

Bobby Castleberry
Sr. Systems Engineer
Turner Broadcasting AMPT
404-878-1708 Office
404-661-8084 Cell

On Apr 11, 2013, at 4:36 PM, Mathieu Martin wrote:

The command line answer is

gem list -r “^chef$”
*** REMOTE GEMS ***
chef (11.4.0)

Not ideal, but it works!

Mat


#5

Add a ‘-a’ to that and you can also see the latest version 10 line.

gem list -r -a "^chef$"

Away from the command line, I’ve always had to look at the blog. I don’t
know of another location to see “latest”.


BK

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM, Mathieu Martin webmat@gmail.com wrote:

The command line answer is

gem list -r “^chef$”
*** REMOTE GEMS ***
chef (11.4.0)

Not ideal, but it works!

Mat


#6

You could also view the JIRA:
http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF#selectedTab=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.project%3Aversions-panel

Click on a released version, then click “Release Notes”, and you
should get something like:
http://tickets.opscode.com/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10000&version=11407

-M

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 4:45 PM, BK Box bk@theboxes.org wrote:

Add a ‘-a’ to that and you can also see the latest version 10 line.

gem list -r -a "^chef$"

Away from the command line, I’ve always had to look at the blog. I don’t
know of another location to see “latest”.


BK

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM, Mathieu Martin webmat@gmail.com wrote:

The command line answer is

gem list -r “^chef$”
*** REMOTE GEMS ***
chef (11.4.0)

Not ideal, but it works!

Mat


#7

Thanks to all.

It seems odd that there is not an easy to find page that says what the
current released version of chef is. This comes the closest, I suppose:
http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF#selectedTab=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.project%3Aversions-panel
but I can’t see anyone stumbling upon that.

This came up because someone asked me about an error message and I noticed
they were running an ancient version of chef-client that had a known bug. I
realized there’s not really an easy for newbs page that has the current
version(s) listed and a high level overview of the changes (even if
linked).


#8

If you click through the distro/version/arch selection you can get the list of versions here: http://www.opscode.com/chef/install/

Hopefully we’ll redesign that page soon and I’ll try to keep this in mind when that happens.


Daniel DeLeo

On Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Brian Akins wrote:

Thanks to all.

It seems odd that there is not an easy to find page that says what the current released version of chef is. This comes the closest, I suppose: http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF#selectedTab=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.project%3Aversions-panel but I can’t see anyone stumbling upon that.

This came up because someone asked me about an error message and I noticed they were running an ancient version of chef-client that had a known bug. I realized there’s not really an easy for newbs page that has the current version(s) listed and a high level overview of the changes (even if linked).


#9

The link from http://www.opscode.com/chef/install/ about manual install:
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Installation – “These directions
cover the installation of the current release. The current release of Chef
is 10.18.0”

FWIW, I get pinged about such things daily from folks on our teams – "why
can’t I find such simple info on opscode.com?!"