Meeting Notes for July 14, 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

Ohai folks! Thanks for joining me for another community meeting.

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

Blog Posts to Check Out:
Streamline Compliance Audits with Waivers
How to Deploy Progress Chef in AWS in 3 Easy Ways

Upcoming Webinars:
July 20th- Manage Chef Deployments from the Cloud with Chef SaaS

Upcoming Livestreams:
Jul 27th- Habitat Office HoursTune in on YT or Twitch

Events to Attend:
Play ball with Chef

  • July 26th Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ 1:20 PM - Wrigley Field, Chicago

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This week’s releases

No releases this week


Chef Automate

Kallol Roy shared

Hello community
Highlights of this week include:

  • Working to support date range in compliance APIs.
  • Working to fix missing Disclosure banner.
  • Working to fix breadcrumb in Infra Server View.
  • Working to provide option of custom SSH port in Automate HA machines.
  • Improving A2HA to Automate HA migration documentation.

Team Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • Working on "native packages" CI and ARM builds
  • Working on improving build order for package builds
  • Fixing bug where supervisor toml file cannot include hostnames for binds
  • Refreshing sqllite core package and its rdeps
  • looking at some bugs with rolling updates

Chef Infra Client

John McCrae shared

Good Morning from the Chef Infra team - reporting to you from the world of DevOps

  • Looking into a nagging issue with the PowerShell module and FFI where the parser extracts garbage characters
  • Clearing up errors in both the AdHoc and Verify pipelines
  • Closing in on the final items to get a Chef-18 release out the door by the end of the month

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared


  • Upgrade to Erlang 24+
  • Adhoc jobs design
  • knife ec backup enhancements
  • Add authz_time, authz_count, url to logs
  • Additional documentation for Opensearch for tiered setup

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef InSpec Team:

  • Continued work on Podman resources - podman_image and podman_network
  • Finished work on low-level support for inspec suggest support tools suggtool bump and suggtool sign
  • Continued work on Kubernetes resource support
  • Added support for XLS, XLSX, and CSV support for waiver files
  • Started work on Attestations

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

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

  • Continue to develop Workstation GUI to manage repositories & cookbooks. Merged initial PR.
  • Assisting Chef Infra Client to resolve release / verify pipeline issues toward v18 release.
  • Planning phase- introducing support for building universal macos binaries in omnibus.
  • Enabled build support on FreeBSD 13 & finishing up with AIX 7.3 setup.

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Cinc Project

  • Released Cinc Workstation 22.7.1006 earlier today (sorry for the delay!)

  • Cinc Server 15.0.9 status

  • Build completed but running into run time issues related to paths that should be using dist constants

  • I'm working through those issues right now and will be providing an upstream PR once I get them all resolved on our end

  • I'll backport this fix to get 15.0.9 to run properly. I hope to get it fixed/released in the next few days

Reminder to Chef Devs: Please remember to use Dist constants !!!

See you next week!

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