Meeting notes for December 17th, 2020

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:


benny Vasquez shared

Nothing much from DevRel this week, but be on the lookout next month for some new not-entirely-chef-centric courses on Learn Chef. Instead, they’ll focus on related technology. “Getting Started with Git” and “An Introduction to Ruby” are the first two, with additional courses on advanced Ruby, Bash, and Powershell planned for early 2021.

This week’s releases

Chef Infra Client

benny Vasquez shared

Up first we’ve got a Chef infra client release: Among a collection of awesome improvements that you should definitely take a look at, we are also again building packages for Solaris on Sparc and x86 platforms.

Chef Workstation

benny Vasquez shared

Speaking of Workstation, we also shipped a new version of Chef Workstation, which included a ton of work from both internal and external community members.

Other releases

benny Vasquez shared

What will likely be the last of ChefDK has also shipped . ChefDK reaches End of Life in just 14 days. If you haven’t already, migrate to Chef Workstation ASAP. If you haven’t yet, I definitely recommend taking a look at this blog post from June.


Chef Automate

Alex Pop shared

  • We updated the chef-server version in Automate from 14.0.25 to 14.0.65
  • Made improvements to documentation and release notes
  • We've done maintenance work on the build pipelines
  • Fixed a deployment service bug issue
  • Improved the deployment-service to retry on transient cert read error
  • Fixes a situation where the event feed did not display the name of policyfile cookbook updates
  • Merged a change that allows nginx to periodically re-resolve the DNS entries for ES upstream servers

Chef Infra Client

tas50 shared

  • Chef Infra Client 16.8 released with a bunch of knife ssh and knife bootstrap fixes, resource updates, openssl CVE fix, and Solaris builds
  • Starting the development process for Chef Infra Client 17
  • dnf / yum improvement work continues
  • Merged improvements to the Compliance Phase for improved audit cookbook backwards compatibility

Chef Inspec

schwad shared

From the world of Chef InSpec, it's been a fairly quiet week. We had a couple of PRs merge:

  • 5252 from rgeissert, enabling using config keys contains dots with with parse_config resource
  • 5352 to update docs to refer to Chef Workstation instead of ChefDK

In other news, we're now enjoying the benefits of DependaBot, which searches for outdated Gemfile dependencies and opens PRs to update them. We've seen numerous PRs and are gradually bring our dependencies up to date.

Chef Workstation

tas50 shared

For the Workstation team we're onboarding new folks and making small improvements to the Workstation menu bar app

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Compared to previous weeks, this has been a relatively quiet week.

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

  • gpg - 1.3.0: Added support for SUSE and OpenSUSE
  • openldap - 5.0.0: Various improvements, fixes and enhancements
  • percona - 2.0.1: Fix links to resources in README

Here's a currently open pull requests that have been recently updated that need some reviews.

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc project!

Cinc Auditor:

  • Released 4.24.8

Cinc Client:

  • Released 16.8.14

We're waiting on a shipment of new MacMinis to provide a Big Sur build for our various projects. We're currently at our limit for the number of MacOS VMs with the current hardware. Hoping to get that going in the next week or two depending on shipments.

Other updates

See you next week!

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