Meeting Notes for June 2, 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 for your educational viewing and reading pleasure:

ICYMI: I had the pleasure of hosting an office hour session with the Habitat team on Twitch yesterday. Check out the replay.

Tune in on YT or Twitch

Chef Software

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Blog Posts to Check Out:

Audit and Remediate with a Single Solution - Chef InSpec

Shift-Left Security Testing with Test-Driven Development

Web Guide: Resources to Get Started with Your Chef Journey

Events to Attend:

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  • June 14th New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays @7:05 PM - Yankee Stadium, The Bronx
  • June 22nd Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies @ 3:05PM - Globe Life Field, Arlington
  • July 26th Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates @ 1:20 PM - Wrigley Field, Chicago

This week’s releases

No new releases this week to call out


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

The team contributed across:

  • Building UI notifications to download large compliance reports
  • Benchmarking performance for large compliance report capability in Automate
  • Working to make automate backend OpenSearch module config driven
  • Working to fix bugs on managed OpenSearch backup and restore workflows
  • Fixing a bug to make Infra Client search and Compliance search consistent
  • Working to obfuscate credential details of OpenSearch in config

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • Investigating an on-prem data migration bug when updating on-prem services
  • 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

  • Fixing a potential supervisor deadlock in 1.6.513 on linux platforms. We have only seen this in our public builder environments and have not been able to reliably reproduce elsewhere. The fix is to update the jemalloc library. We strongly encourage those who are considering an update to 1.6.513 to hold off until the next release (today or tuesday).
  • Adding end to end tests for builder worker
  • Reverting a change added to 1.6.500 where we no longer allow service specific args to be used with hab sup run unles a package ident is included. This is unfortunately breaking some customers with systemd units that include these args. This revert will be included in the next release.

Chef Infra Client

John McCrae shared

Greetings from the Chef-Infra team! Today reporting to you from Sunny Portlandia
We are working on:

  • We were looking into the cron resource throwing error as Chef::Exceptions::ValidationFailed: command is a required property , which is not reproducible.
  • We have removed beta feature warning message (visible in coming infra client release) from Secret Manger, which is now stable.
  • Cleaning up the code base to release a build of Chef-18
  • Backporting necessary changes to Chef-17 before we consider another release
  • Continued work on Ohai and other product areas for Ruby 3.1 compatibility

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

Hello from Infra Server.

We are currently working on:

  • Upgraded Redis to 6.2.7
  • Upgrading Erlang to 24+
  • API design work for server side secrets
  • Adding test coverage for internal Opensearch migration
  • Adding Bifrost database growth tests to Umbrella pipeline
  • Working on the 14.16 release
  • Working on reporting for Hosted Chef

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef InSpec Team:

  • Made some progress on enabling license-scout for inspec, after finding a bug in mixlib-config
  • Wrote the docs for inspec parallel
  • Modified the calling pattern for inspec sign
  • Started work on implementing resource_ids for core resources
  • Responded to several customer bugs, including one in which environment variables were not getting set

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

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

Ready for release... planning for a release early next week

  • Updated knife-vrealize to work with vRA 8.
  • Support for multiple networks in kitchen-vcenter
  • Few bug fixes in berkshelf, kitchen-vra and cookbook-omnifetch


  • Automating the end-to-end test scenario for chef push/ install, kitchen-google, kitchen-azurerm plugin and knife
  • Working on a screen accessible via tray icon to list and manage repositories in Workstation.

See you next week!

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