Meeting notes for January 21, 2021

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:

This week’s releases

Chef Infra Client

benny Vasquez shared

Chef Infra Client got an update to 16.9.29, bringing in the Inspec updates from above AND including some bug fixes (thanks @rgeissert for the inspec updates, and @jaymzh !).

  • Resolved failures from running chef-client on some Windows systems.
  • Compliance Phase: Improved detection of the audit cookbook when it is used for compliance reporting.
  • chef-shell: Added support for loading configs in client.d directories - Thanks @jaymzh !
  • Duplicate gems in our packaging have been removed to further shrink the package sizes and improve load time.

Chef Inspec

benny Vasquez shared

Chef InSpec got an update to 4.25.1 with some neat stuff:

  • OpenSSH Client on Windows can now be tested with the ssh_config and sshd_config resources. Thanks @rgeissert !
  • The --reporter-message-truncation option now also truncates the code_desc field, preventing failures when sending large reports to Automate.

Chef Workstation

benny Vasquez shared

Chef Workstation 21.1.233 got a release last week, with some goodness in knife-ec2 and kitchen-google. Thanks to @DoctorOgg and @jerseyfoxcom for their help!


Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

This week we have been:

  • Investigating processes around core-plans
  • Refactoring database pooling in builder
  • Addressing a bug in launching install hooks on some specific linux distros

Chef Infra Client

tas50 shared

  • Chef Infra Client 16.9.29 released
  • Working to further slim our package / install sizes
  • Merged initial work to get M1 Mac support. Thanks @ramereth
  • Working to build out our 2021 roadmap and epics

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

The Chef InSpec team is working on:

  • Released Chef InSpec 4.25.1
  • Routine dependency updates
  • Implementing Ruby 3 support
  • Looking into splitting up the Google Cloud SDK gems in train (and thus as used by inspec-gcp ), now that Google is releasing individual gems

Chef Workstation

mparadise shared

Workstation team is continuing to work through the backlog of issues. Upcoming fixes include supporting chef update when no lockfile is present; allowing cookbook files to be generated into subdirectories. Separately, work continues on the new Rollouts tracking feature.

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from Sous Chefs!

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

  • apt - 7.4.0: Sous Chefs Adoption
  • chrony - 1.0.0: Sous Chefs Adoption which includes a small refactor and a variety of fixes
  • grafana - 9.5.2: Fixed a bug where ldap and grafana had hard coded paths along with documentation fixes
  • nginx - 11.2.0: Add file and folder mode overrides to nginx_config and nginx_site
  • percona - 2.1.0: Fix error when granting multi-word privileges (ex. REPLICATION CLIENT ) to users through percona_mysql_user . Also remove support for Ubuntu 16.04
  • tomcat - 4.1.0: Added Tomcat 10 support for tomcat_install
  • vault - 5.0.0: Major refactor and update thanks to @@bmhughes. Seechangelog and upgrading doc for further details
  • vcruntime - 2.1.0: Sous Chefs Adoption and update vc14 to 14.28.29325.2
  • vcruntime - 2.2.0: Add norestart options to installers and also allow for 1638 return code
  • yum - 6.0.0: Sous Chefs Adoption which also includes a set of fixes going back to 2018
  • yum-epel - 4.1.0: Sous Chefs Adoption

We’re still working on properly importing the slew of cookbooks that got transferred last week. We made some progress this past week and hope to continue more! Here’s a list of 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 4.25.1
  • This release now includes aarch64 builds for Debian 10, OpenSuSE 15 and Ubuntu 18.04 & 20.04
  • This release also removes builds for Debian 8

Cinc Workstation

  • Released 21.1.233 via unstable channel

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