Meeting Notes for August 5, 2021

DevRel Weekly Community Updates 2021-08-05

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benny Vasquez shared

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Automate 2 version 20210727104144 released earlier this week with some new features and bug fixes. You can find notes about that here

Chef Habitat

benny Vasquez shared

Chef Infra Server

benny Vasquez shared

Chef Infra Client

benny Vasquez shared

Chef Inspec

benny Vasquez shared

Chef Workstation

benny Vasquez shared

Workstation 21.8.555 also released a few bug fixes this week. Read more about that here!

Other releases

tas50 shared


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week we have been working on:

  • Core-plans team onboarding
  • Continued work on August core-plans refresh
  • Trouble shooting thread deadlock issue in hab event stream
  • Moving builder onto an up to date rust tool chain


Chef Infra Client

tas50 shared

Hey folks. You're going to get the 100% live typed out version of this update this week

because full disclosure here: I slept in today

We have a few different big things in the works for Infra Client 17.4 and beyond

first up @lamont is doing some really great work improving how compliance phase works. This really integrates how compliance profiles and infra cookbooks work and allows you to ship them all in a single cookbook that you test and version as a unit. Check out the initial PR here: Native compliance phase by lamont-granquist · Pull Request #11904 · chef/chef · GitHub

@mparadise is working on improving how our self documentation code for resources works. This will make it possible for us to finally wrap up automation work for We'll be able to ship new resource documentation automatically when we promote versions. He's also moving forward with HashiCorp Vault integration in our new secrets helper.

@johnmccrae is working on improving how we store the client.pem for the Infra Client. He has a PR open to fetch the secret from the Windows Certificate store and he's working on updating knife bootstrap to lay down certs in the cert store now.

and finally we have some really cool work coming out of our desktop team now

We are now the proud owners of the corefoundation gem which an FFI gem for interacting with macOS APIs. This is going to greatly expand what we can do managing Macs: GitHub - chef/corefoundation: FFI based Ruby bindings for the CoreFoundation frameworks

expect to see updates to user defaults moving to that new gem first

I think that's it for client updates for the week

Chef Infra Server

prajakta shared

Ohai Chefs!This week the Server team has been heads down on getting the Postgres upgrade wrapped up.
We are testing some final pieces of post upgrade work. And we hope to get the release out soon.@tas50 has been making some really awesome contributions to unify our branding,
improve the chef-server-ctl gather-logs command.That is all for us!

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef Workstation

Nikhil Gupta shared

Hi All! Here are the updates from Workstation team The latest workstation release 21.8.555 this week includes these changes

  • Windows chef client PowerShell DLL fix
  • Knife improvements and bug fixes, especially related to knife bootstrap
  • Cookstyle fixes
  • Updates in chef generate cookbook
  • RHEL 8 package improvements


  • Unit test cases being reviewed in the Go Cobra library implementation
  • Dev changes to optimise chef -v are nearly complete, updating flows to handle Windows platform specific code
  • Addressing an issue in kitchen-vagrant
  • Looking into support for Solaris
  • Addressing an issue in workstation-app

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

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

  • git - 11.0.0:

  • Enable unified_mode for Chef 17 compatibility

  • Add some missing test coverage

  • Convert git_service LWRP to custom resource

  • Convert git_client LWRP to custom resource


  • Source provider changed to :install_from_source action

  • Use ark cookbook for source install

  • users - 7.1.0:

  • CI: Use the chef-infra provisioner instead of chef-zero

  • users - 8.0.0:

  • Patch bug causing the cookbook to fail on SUSE and MacOS

  • Update README to lessen confusion

  • This may still be a breaking change for some users, but is hopefully no longer a bug

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!

Cinc Server

  • Working on resolving run-time issues with 14.6.32 related to chef-utils gem
  • Will work on building 14.7.13 once the 14.6 run-time issues are resolved

Cinc Client

  • 17.3.48 was released
  • Will work on releasing 16.14 in the next few days

Cinc Auditor

  • 4.38.9 was released

Cinc Workstation

  • Currently working on resolving a build issue with 21.7.545
  • Will work on building 21.8.555 once those issues are resolved

We also resolved an issue affecting omnitruck based installations on OpenSUSE via our omnitruck endpoint.

Slowly catching up on the release backlog

Should have the 21.7.545 release out later this morning as I just figured out a solution the problem

Other updates

See you next week!

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