Meeting Notes for June 16, 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 yet another community meeting.

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This week’s releases

Other releases

Kiah shared

Chef Manage 3.3.66 Released! This release upgrades Ruby to version 3.0.3 and Rails to version 7.0.3


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Hello community
Highlights of this week include:

  • Worked to improve scalability of systems on AWS Infrastructure
  • Documentation improvement of OpenSearch upgrade
  • Working to ensure that password of external MinIO Server will not be visible with config show command
  • Improved data collector handling of node data especially with network lag
  • Working to release Automate HA solution soon

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • Fixed an on-prem data migration bug when updating on-prem builder from a release older than 8/2020
  • Investigating supervisor strategies for ARM and we are experimenting with a concept of "native packages" See

Proposal: Native Packages, enabling Supervisor service support for platforms without packages. · Issue #8501 · habitat-sh/habitat

  • Working on improving build order strategies and CVE remediation
  • Migrating off of old IPC rust crate fork and onto supported crate

Chef Infra Client

John McCrae shared

Greetings from the Chef-Client team! Updates for this week:

  • Welcome Bapu! Our newest Team Member reporting in from Pune!
  • We are working on clearing up issues with the AdHoc pipeline and the Windows builds
  • Working towards a chef-18 preview release soon

Have a good week everyone

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

Hello from Infra Server!

  • Upgrading Erlang to 24+
  • Investigating possible knife ec backup/restore issue
  • API design for server side secrets
  • Investigation Elasticsearch tuning - DONE
  • Investigation of knife tidy issue - DONE
  • Investigation of Redis failure - DONE
  • Investigation of Bifrost DB growth - DONE
  • Investigation of oc_reporting issue with Opensearch - DONE

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

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

  • Done with proof-of-concept to enable Workstation GUI manage repositories & cookbooks.
  • Collaborating with User Experience folks on the screens and flows.
  • Continual fixes, updates and improvements being added to the test-kitchen plugins.
  • Updated numerous bento images across multiple OSes in VagrantCloud.
  • Planning phase- introducing support for building universal macos binaries in omnibus.

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from the Sous Chefs!

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

  • php - 9.2.0: Added testing/support for Ubuntu 22.04

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!


  • Released 14.16.19

See you next week!

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