Meeting Notes for February 17, 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 Tolliver shared

Let’s kick things off with some updates from DevRel:

In case you missed it, Dan and I had the pleasure of chatting with Ambily KK about her winning Hackathon project. Check out the replay on YouTube

Interview with Hackathon Winner Ambily KK

Upcoming Webinars:
Feb 23rd - Gain Control & Visibility into Linux Laptops
Feb 24th - AWS Marketplace
March 30th - Are Scripts Slowing Down System Admins?

Next week’s live streams:

Feb 22nd: CentOS upgrades

Feb 24th: TBD

Tune in on YT or Twitch

Chef Software

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It doesn’t look like there are any releases to call out, so let’s check in with the teams:


Chef Automate

Kallol Roy shared

Hello community

  • Completed Chef Orgs migration from Chef Infra Server to Chef Automate and the team is testing the migration.
  • Working on users migration from Chef Infra Server to Chef Automate.
  • Working on Elasticsearch 6.8.23 in A2HA.
  • Development effort being put on improving the terraform scripts based on early adopter feedbacks for Automate HA.
  • Working on pre and post checklist for PG upgrade to PG 13.5.
  • Working on security improvements for Automate login.
  • Working on improving CSV report for compliance in Automate.

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
  • New developers onboarding
  • Investigating build order of core plan refresh
  • Investigating rolling deployment bug when demoting package from a tracking channel while a rolling update is in progress
  • Working to bump rust toolchain to latest version
  • Working to resolve docker studio supervisor on M1 platform
  • Looking at compiling hab toolchain on ARM
  • Working to add option to include "sandbox" channels when listing bldr channels

Chef Infra Client

tas50 shared

Hey folks

Things are pretty quiet from the Infra Client this week

  • We're onboarding a new employee
  • Fixing CI pipelines that broke with the bump to Chef 18
  • Starting to dig into remote device management
  • We will most likely have a Infra Client 17 release out today with a minor update to Compliance Phase. We may also have a Infra Client 16 release out as well with fixes for running on EOL releases of Solaris

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

Here are some updates for this week.

  • Updated Dev VM environment and tooling.
  • Fixed jvm_opts documentation.
  • Adding support for external Opensearch on new Infra Server installs.
  • Updating AWS sigv2 to sigv4.
  • Investigating upgrade issues between Backend 2.x and 3.0.

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

The Chef InSpec Team has been working on:

  • Implementing an improved progress bar reporter
  • Implementing the ability to specify gem dependencies in profiles
  • Continued work on implementing SSL authentication for WinRM
  • Work on implementing unit test coverage

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

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

Ready for release

  • Fix to chef report cookbook issue, where additional flags weren't recognisedMinor feature add in chef push to include specified profile chef generate commands to support compliance phase


  • Moving knife supermarket to chef supermarket . we have an initial PR ready. search , download and install implemented
  • Groundwork to automate few end-to-end test scenarios
  • Updating test-kitchen and plugins to Ruby 3.1
  • Add network interface addition support in kitchen-vcenter
  • Continuing on implementing chef env in Golang. More hurdles to overcome Adding telemetry support in chef CLI execution on Workstation

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from the Sous Chefs!

Thanks to @Xorima we finally fixed our slack notifications a few days ago

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

  • java - 11.0.0

  • Require Chef 16 for resource partials

  • Add resource partials for: MacOS, Linux, Java Home and Common as these are used in a multiple places

  • jenkins - 9.5.1

  • Remove delivery and move to calling RSpec directly via a reusable workflow

  • Update tested platforms

  • Cookstyle fixes

  • mariadb - 5.2.3

  • Remove delivery and move to calling RSpec directly via a reusable workflow

  • Update tested platforms

  • Fix Alma / Rocky Linux (resolves #340)

  • mysql - 11.0.4: Allow run_query to take a database name as an argument

  • nagios - 11.0.0

  • Remove delivery and move to calling RSpec directly via a reusable workflow

  • Update tested platforms

  • Enable unified_mode and require Chef >= 15.3

  • Start nagios service

  • Add support for Debian 11

  • Use www-data user for nginx on Debian based systems

  • perl - 8.0.0:

  • Enable unified_mode and require Chef >= 15.3

  • Remove delivery and move to calling RSpec directly via a reusable workflow

  • Update tested platforms

  • Standardise files with files in sous-chefs/repo-management

  • php - 9.1.2

  • Switch to using reusable CI workflow

  • Update tested platforms

  • redisio - 6.2.0: Adds support for Rocky Linux

  • tomcat - 5.0.2: Cookstyle fixes

  • transmission - 6.0.1

  • Cookstyle fixes

  • Update provisioner settings

  • Update tested platforms

I went back through the releases the old fashioned way and got a few I missed last week

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!


  • Thanks to @Aleksey Hariton, we've made a lot of progress on getting word mark fixes merged and released upstream. You can see it's progress here ... So close!

I think that's it for Cinc updates .. We'll be building those Client releases once they're out

Other updates

Supermarket 5.0 is just about ready to release

  • PostgreSQL 9.5 -> 13.4

  • Foodcritic replaced with Cookstyle in the cookbook metrics

Check out everything new at Pending Release Notes · chef/supermarket Wiki

See you next week!

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