Meeting Notes for April 7, 2022

Below are the meeting notes for this week's Community Meeting, a text-based meeting held weekly in #community-meetings on our community slack, which you can join:


Kiah shared

Let’s kick things off with some save-the-dates for your educational viewing pleasure:

Upcoming Webinars:
April 14th- Chef InSpec Best Practices
April 21st- Chef InSpec Best Practices -tags
April 28th- Cloud Cookbook

Upcoming Livestreams:
April 26th - InSpec Office Hours
April 27th - Habitat Office HoursTune in on YT or Twitch

This week’s releases

Chef Infra Server

Kiah shared

Chef Infra Server 14.14.1 Released! This release included external OpenSearch support!

Chef Workstation

Kiah shared

Chef Workstation 22.4.861 Released! In this release includes quite a few improvements and bug-fixes, including train-winrm added the option to allow SSL connection with certificates.


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Hello community
This week the team worked on:

  • Dev work on user reset key in Infra Server view is complete
  • Testing of Infra Server view migration capability is in progress
  • Assessing reporting enhancement for compliance reports
  • Working on security enhancements to lockout account for incorrect credentials
  • Working on security enhancements to add strict transport security header across all HTTP services in Automate
  • Dev complete on a bug to show the check-in time in Infra Server nodes tab
  • Dev complete on a bug to avoid showing welcome screen on page refresh
  • Chef Automate will move towards OpenSearch: Chef Automate is Moving to OpenSearch - Chef Blog | Chef

Team Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • Making progress on next core-plans refresh
  • Working on auto bumping core plan versions
  • Investigating build order of core plan refresh
  • Investigating a way to scan packages for CVEs
  • Adding more robust retry backoff to init and run hooks
  • Investigating orphaned builds on builder

Chef Infra Client

John McCrae shared

Good Morning Chef Community! I'm checking in from lovely Lake Oswego, Oregon. Today's Chef Client updates:

  • Cleaning up dependencies for Ruby 3.1 compatibility
  • Working on the upcoming release of Chef 18
  • Released mixlib-shellout 3.2.7 for Ruby 3.1 Compatibility

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

Hello community.

  1. Chef Infra Server 14.14.1 was released with external opensearch support!
  2. Upgrading perl to 5.34 version is working for sqitch
  3. Working on internal opensearch migration
  4. Working Upgrading Erlang OTP to 25
  5. Adding verify pipeline in build kite for Chef Open Source org
  6. Adding el-8 builder

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef InSpec Team:

  • Preliminary PR opened for new inspec parallel command, laying foundation for new multi-target execution
  • Finished route_table resource
  • Closed two customer bugs
  • Continued work on Ruby 3.1 support in InSpec and Train
  • Research into an automatic profile selection engine

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

Hi All! Here is what Workstation & Community Tools are working on

We released built 22.4.861, having resolved the macos arm64 build issue.Work-in-progress

  • Update packaging to bundle InSpec 5.x major version update in subsequent release
  • Update several repos to support Ruby 3.1 in tandem with Chef Infra Client
  • Continue to automate e2e test for kitchen-ec2 plugin and chef cli scenarios
  • Updating test-kitchen CI to use GitHub actions
  • UX preparing wireframes for smoother install/ setup experience

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from the Sous Chefs!

Here's the list of new releases in the past week:

  • grafana - 10.0.3: Fix resource_config_path for generic_oauth

  • unbound - 3.0.0

  • Add separate configuration resources

  • Default recipe now only runs installation

  • Refactor configuration template to be Hash driven

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!


  • 22.4.861 released


  • 14.14.1 pending unstable channel release
  • This contains final work mark fixes and does not include any of the previous symlinks to the Chef locations
  • We'll be doing a close evaluation in the coming days and will hopefully promote this to the stable channel
  • Please test this release once it's out!

Thanks to @prajakta and @Lincoln Baker for getting our word mark PR merged and in the latest release! We're almost to a stable release on our end

And thanks to @Aleksey Hariton for working on those patches as we

See you next week!

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