Meeting Notes for August 4 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

Ohai folks! Thanks for joining me for another community meeting!

Let’s kick things off with some updates for your educational viewing and reading pleasure:

Reminder: There are less than 2 weeks left to nominate an Awesome Chef!

Also, we’ve prepared a few community gathering events for ChefConf this year. You have to be with us in person to attend them.

Blog Posts to Check Out:
Why Policyfile and How to Use Them?
Chef Integration with ServiceNow
Chef Automate Now Supports Ingestion of Large Compliance Reports
Raising a Toast to Celebrate Our 11th Year of ChefConf - “Simplifying Complexities”


ChefConf ’22 is in 38 days! Grab your passes today!

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Kiah shared

Automate version 4.2.47 Released! This release improves the process to upgrade to Automate HA.


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Hello community

Highlights of this week include:

  • SSH port number can now be configured in Automate HA
  • Upgrade process of Automate HA now copies tfstate file at appropriate path
  • Fixed bug to see Org Name in Infra Server views
  • Downloadable airgap bundle will be available for 60 days instead of 30 days
  • Fixed the bug to show disclosure banner
  • Fixed a bug to delete nodes in Automate when they are deleted from Automate
  • Improved capability to display special character in control id or name
  • Blog on supporting large compliance report is available now
  • Testing modification of compliance stats API to support date range capability

Team Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • Working on "native packages" UX details
  • Working on improving build order and rdep resolution for package builds
  • Bringing "base-plan" repos back into the core-plans mono repo
  • Wrapping up rolling update bug fixes
  • Working on updating several habitat depenency librarie
  • Looking at builder changes needed for native packages

Chef Infra Client

John McCrae shared

Reporting in for Chef Client team

Chef-18 is almost building. We are so close to having a candidate for everyone to take a look at. We are very excited to get your feedback

This week we are closing on some build errors and hope to have a build-out for everyone very shortly.

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef InSpec Team:

  • Preliminary work on design of a support tool for InSpec parallel, potentially called inspec list
  • Lots of work on kubernetes resources
  • Finalized work on attestations
  • Continued work on new DSL keyword, only_applicable_if
  • Research into scanning container registries and initial work into a train driver for ECR

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

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

  • Workstation UI- Locally running REST API service almost done. We have mockup from UX now to refer.
  • Workstation UI- Wrapping up with code changes to use the cookbook upload functionality in knife.
  • The Omnibus folks are exploring various ways to support universal mac package, we'll finalise the approach shortly.

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from Sous Chefs!

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

  • cpu 3.0.0

  • Remove delivery folder

  • Cookstyle fixes, Chef 17 updates: enable unified_mode on all resources

  • Bump required Chef Infra Client to >= 15.3

  • lvm 6.0.1: Update chef-ruby-lvm-attrib gem to 0.3.10

  • vcruntime - 2.2.11

  • Update vc12 and vc14 checksums for new releases of 2013, 2015-2019 and 2015-2022 runtimes

  • Removed deprecated Chef Delivery job

  • Removed deprecated Windows 2016 integration jobs

  • Removed stale workflow from github actions

  • Updated platforms to match supported versions

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!


  • Working on resolving failures when upgrading from Cinc Server 15: cinc server 15 upgrade failed (#27) · Issues · cinc / distribution / server · GitLab

  • Created a patch which seems to resolve the issue

  • Will be rebuilding 15.0.9 to include these fixes and will announce once that's completed.

  • See issue above for applying a manual patch in the meantime.

  • I still need to make the upstream PR with the other fixes and will also include this in said PR.

  • I closed a bunch of issues I think have been resolved since we did the stable release. If you believe any of these are in error, please reply to the issue and we can look at it.

See you next week!

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