Meeting Notes for January 12th, 2023

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 Chefs! Thanks for joining me for another community meeting

Kicking things off with a few DevRel updates:

We’d love for you to join our Community Advisory Council meeting today at 1pm ET. Here’s the Zoom link.

Don’t miss the next episode of How To Human tomorrow at 10am ET on Twitch CodeItLive - Twitch. @Jeff Strauss and the crew will chat with Progress's Courtney Gagné about attaining meaningful Change Through Activism. Catch previous episodes on YouTube!

Progress Chef announced that its automation solutions are recognized by G2 as a leading technology in its respective space and took home 11 badges. Learn more about it in this blog post!

Here’s what’s coming up in webinars: Jan 17 Simplifying SOC2 Compliance for Cloud Security

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Kiah shared

Automate version 4.5.2 Released! This release brings the ability to add new frontend and backend nodes for the AWS deployment of Automate HA.

Chef Infra Server

Kiah shared

Chef Infra Server 15.4.0 Released! With this release Chef Infra Server Habitat packages are now built against Erlang 24.

Chef Infra Client

Kiah shared

Chef Infra Client 18.1.0 Released! This release contains a host of resource updates, security patches, and bug fixes including resolving FIPS mode breakage in Windows.

Chef Workstation

Kiah shared

Chef Workstation 22.12.1024 Released! The Chef Workstation App on Windows and macOS now includes a dashboard to help manage cookbooks. You can access the dashboard from the system tray menu.


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Hello community

Highlights of this week include:

  • Upgraded embedded Chef Infra Server to 15.4.0
  • Added support in AWS deployment to add additional nodes in HA cluster
  • Fixed a bug to ensure that node recipe can be accessed while using policy files
  • Fixed a bug to get correct certificates of RDS for AWS deployment of Automate HA
  • Improved error messages for backup failures in different situations
  • Fixed a bug to ensure that database EBS volume is not mandatorily asked for managed services deployment of Automate HA
  • Root CA is now optional in config during deployment of Automate HA

Team Automate

Chef Infra Client

Thomas Powell shared

Chef Infra Client:

  • 16 in focus
  • Triaging and troubleshooting bug reports from 18

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

In Progress

  • [DAST Scan] Cacheable SSL page found
  • [Chef Infra Server] Investigate unable to upload cookbooks after upgrading from 15.1.7 to 15.3.2
  • [Courier] Define Job State API and generate Open API structure
  • [Courier] Implement schedulemanager.UpdateJobById
  • [Courier] Include next scheduled run time and current execution time GET /job/{id}
  • [Courier Server] Implement schedulemanager.EstimateJobRunTimes
  • [Docs] Clarify documentation for FQDNs
  • [Docs] Update release process documentation
  • Add el-9 to the builders, testers, and the Umbrella pipeline for Infra Server


  • Chef Infra Server 15.4.0 released
  • [Chef Infra Server] Investigate Commons vulnerability

Chef Workstation

Kiah Tolliver shared

From @Vikram Karve and the Workstation/Community Tools team:

  • We released Chef Workstation 22.12.1024, this includes few bug fixes and a preview GUI feature
  • Working on a followup release to include Chef Infra Client v18 and InSpec v5
  • Exploring ways to revamp kitchen-azure plugin so we don't need to continue relying on EOL Azure Ruby SDK

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from Sous Chefs!

  • powershell - 6.3.0
  • Remove deprecation warning when depend of EOL cookbook
  • Standardise files with files in sous-chefs/repo-management

A note to that cookbook, it looks like we may need to do an additional release to properly fix what that release above was about

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!

  • Cinc Client 18.1.0 has been released
  • Cinc Server 15.4.0 has been released
  • Cinc Workstation 22.12.1024 status
  • Build issue with Windows it preventing us from getting getting this out the door
  • I may go ahead and release for all other platforms and work on getting this fixed in the meantime

See you next week!

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