Meeting notes for June 3, 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:


benny Vasquez shared

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

benny Vasquez shared

Automate got an update this week that included some UI improvements for data bags, as well as updates to compliance profiles.

Chef Workstation

benny Vasquez shared

Workstation got an update last week that included upgrades for Chef Infra Client (17.0 to 17.1), Chef InSpec (from 4.36.4 to 4.37.20), Chef Habitat CLI (from 1.6.288 to 1.6.319), Chef CLI (updated to 5.1), Knife CLI (from 17.0 to 17.2), and Cookstyle (from 7.10 to 7.13).

And then yesterday got another update that fixed some knife-related regressions.


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Updates for Automate include:

  • Node view in Infra Server view:
    • See and edit run list for a given node
    • Manage and update tags for either a given node or nodes specific to given environment
    • Ability to reset node key for specific node
  • Improved test cases for environments and node objects
  • Easier way to find data bag using the search bar for data bags object
  • New and updated compliance profiles: STIG windows 2016, STIG windows server 2019, CIS SLES, CIS MongoDB, CIS Windows 10 2004, CIS MSSQL server 2019
  • Fixed a bug on capitalization of cookbook constraints for environment object
  • Documentation of node views

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

This week we have been working on:

  • Builder Notifications
  • Core-plans team onboarding
  • Continued work on core-plans refresh

Chef Infra Client

tas50 shared

here's Infra Client for this week

  • Added a new slow-report flag
  • Fixed 2 knife bugs and did a release. This went into Chef Workstation that shipped yesterday
  • Updated yaml support to work with both .yml and .yaml files
  • PR created in knife-azure to nuke the legacy ASM API based commands (10k lines of code)
  • Fixing reporting in Infra Client to not send attributes that have been blocked with the block list feature
  • Continuing work bringing all the habitat resources into the client
  • Converting windows_pagefile to use more modern OS calls

There's a Test Kitchen PR for the new slow report flag which makes it so you can test Chef Infra execution performance in Test Kitchen

Chef Infra Server

prajakta shared

Hellooo folks!This week has been a couple of rounds of dependency updates and some doc updates.

  • We completed the testing for upgrade from Postgres 9.6 to Postgres 12.5 with minimal data via omnibus. Testing underway to identify the requirements and impact for this migration.

  • Making progress with an issue related to reindex failure: ( and )

  • Working on fixing the failing test for Infra Server in Automate, post this fix we will be able to upgrade Chef Infra Server from 14.1 to the latest stable release.That is all for us for this week. Take care!

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

The Chef InSpec team is working on:

  • Began creating resources for Sybase database
  • Improving error handling for database resources when the database is not connected
  • Working on a SSH agent key issue with kitchen-inspec
  • Started looking at making a resource to represent MSSQL configuration

Chef Workstation

Nikhil Gupta shared

  • Workstation has been promoted with 2 of the knife fixes
  • Simplify and Improve the Shell Init
  • Publishing the macOS builds for the M1 macs
  • Implementing some of the basic GO concepts learning and working on some of the mini projects.
  • Building GO knowledge to work on the upcoming GO features and the test cases.

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from Sous Chefs!

As some of you may have noticed, there were a lot of patch releases of various cookbooks in the past week. Most of those were related to a fix to how we run CI on the systems. Some of the releases also include Cookstyle fixes.Aside from those releases, a few other notable released include:

  • golang - 5.1.0: - Fix resource to use the correct path in GOPATH profile.d template

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!

Cinc Workstation

  • Released 21.5.462 and 21.6.467 via the unstable channel

Cinc Server:

  • Still working on testing failures with 14.4.4 build on RHEL before releasing

See you next week!

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