Meeting Notes for Dec 8th, 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

Hey Folks! Thanks for joining me for another community meeting.

Let’s kick things off with a few updates from DevRel:

Catch last weeks episode of How To Human on YouTube.

Learn more about Premium Content in the latest post in the Chef blog.

Mark your calendars for next month's webinars. Here’s what’s coming up:
Jan 11 Seamless Premium Content Delivery
Jan 17 Simplifying SOC2 Compliance for Cloud Security

Lastly, just a reminder. We've moved our monthly CAC meeting to next Thursday, 15 December at 1pm ET.

No releases this week


Chef Automate

Kallol Roy shared

Here is the update for Automate this week
Hello community

Highlights of this week include:

  • Documenting Chef Server configs for Standalone embedded Chef Server and Automate HA deployed Chef Server
  • Improved HA clean up command
  • Added certification validation check for the certificate rotation commands of Automate HA
  • Updating compliance profile package in Automate
  • Adding patch and set config support for front end nodes on restore from bastion machine of Automate HA
  • Handling Third party managed data base service instances while configuring centralised logging.
  • Testing a new minor release of Automate

Chef Infra Client

Thomas Powell shared

Chef Infra Client:

  • 18.1.x - Wrapping up the final release bits.
  • Chef 16 - Backporting a couple final build fixes still.
  • Chef 17 - Making progress on backporting build fixes to 17 branch.

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

In progress

  • [Courier] Implement Storage Resource
  • [Courier] Implement State Engine to get and put resources into storage
  • [Courier] Setup the environment to use the persistence store
  • [Courier] Implement schedulemanager.UpdateJobById
  • [Chef Infra Server] rebar3 upgrade
  • [Chef Infra Server] Document new Erlang dependencies upgrade process
  • [Chef Infra Server] Investigate Hab package exec chef/knife-ec-backup knife-ec-restore failing with errors
  • [Chef Infra Server] Update knife-ec-backup to output meaningful success/failure results
  • [Automate] Investigate failures upgrading to Infra Server 15.3.2


  • [Courier] Courier Server integration testing
  • [Chef Infra Server] Investigate Umbrella pipeline failures
  • [Chef Infra Server] Azure umbrella failure - too many IPs allocated

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

The Chef InSpec team:

  • Researched improved database integration testing approaches
  • Updated Ruby version used in Omnibus builds to 3.1.2, fixing two CVEs
  • Fixed an issue with the env command use of
  • Created a new file resource for inspec-k8s
  • Investigating build issues on the Mac and Windows pipelines

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from Sous Chefs!

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

  • firewall - 6.2.0: Add support for for the description attribute when using UFW

  • users - 8.1.3

  • Updated readme, Make it obvious that user creation will be skipped if the user's groups do not include the user_manage module's group name

  • Fix CI pipelines

We also pushed out a fix globally to update our CI pipelines to use the newer checkout@v3 so you might see some un-announced releases which have been pushed

I believe I've seen @stromweld going through all of those PRs and merging them (at least my email has been filling up with those updates)

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!

The only thing of note is that Packagecloud has finally fixed an issue with urt gems showing up as unknown. They have updated their backend to use a newer rubygems and that seems to have fixed the issue.

Other than that, no new updates since there have been no new upstream releases

See you next week!

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