Meeting Notes for March 24th, 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

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

ICYMI the InSpec team and I went LIVE for another office hours session on Tuesday. Check out the replay on YouTube

Upcoming Webinars:
March 30th - Desktop Codify Your Fleet Instead! Are Scripts Slowing Down System Admins? Codify Your Fleet Instead! - Webinar | Chef
April 7th- Chef Infra Best Practices Infra Tagging Best Practices - Webinar | Chef
April 14th- Chef InSpec Best Practices
April 21st- Chef InSpec Best Practices
April 28th- Cloud Cookbook

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Kiah shared

Automate 2 version 20220322122400 Released! This release contains a few improvements including improved telemetry coverage for Chef Infra Server Policy Files and Policy Groups under Infrastructure

Chef Habitat

Kiah shared

Chef Habitat 1.6.477 Released! This release fixes an issue where the supervisor failed to run in a docker studio on Mac M1 hardware, among other things.

Chef Infra Client

Kiah shared

Chef Infra Client 17.10.0 Released! With this release the chef_client_config resource will now create directories defined in the properties if they don’t exist. There are also a few bug fixes and Security updates.

Chef InSpec

Kiah shared

Chef InSpec 4.56.19 Released! This release fixes postgres_session resource to allow query errors to be tested rather than treated as control failures, among other things.

Chef InSpec 5.10.5 Released!

Cool new features added with this release, including adding linux container resource lxc .


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

Hello community
This week the team worked on:

  • Telemetry coverage for policy files and policy groups in Infra Server views
  • Improved performance of system with externally connected databases
  • Changes in Automate CLI to support major version upgrade is done
  • Working on user migration for Manage EOL initiatives
  • Four customers have completed the early adopter program of Automate HA

Team Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • JUST released Habitat 1.6.477
  • Making progress on next core-plans refresh
  • Working on auto bumping core plan versions
  • Investigating build order of core plan refresh
  • Investigating supervisor functional tests
  • Investigating orphaned builds on builder
  • Documenting how to use Azure postgres for on-prem builder
  • Working to add better validation of "hab sup run" args when not including a package to run

Chef Infra Client

John McCrae shared

Hey Kiah! Good Morning everyone, from the Chef Infra team. We had a busy week.

  • We released Chef Client 17.10.0 that included the fixes for the yum related issues
  • Preview - completing work on being able to substitute a client.pem for a certificate in the Certificate Store - Windows only currently
  • Completing Ruby 3.1 testing on the verify pipeline
  • Improvements to Buildkite and Expeditor build tools this week to improve build confidence
  • Continuing the process of upgrading Ruby to 3.1 across Chef Infra Client

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared

Hello from Infra Server.

Upgrading Erlang OTP to 24.x
Upgrading PostgreSQL to 13.6.
Upgrading AWS sigv2 to sigv4 (under review).
Migrating to Opensearch.
Upgrading Perl to 5.34.
Opscode wordmark replacements.
log4j library cleanup.
Dependency updates: openssl and ca-certificates
Fixing API clients endpoint issue.

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

Chef InSpec Team has been working on:

  • Fixing a bug with the command_timeout option and sudo
  • fixed an issue with empty query output and postgres_session fixed an issue with empty query output and oracledb_session Added a have_volume matcher to the docker_image resourceAdded low-level inspection options to the docker_container resource
  • Started work on a local parallel mode (forking multi-target) for inspec exec
  • Released 4.56.19
  • Released 5.10.5

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

Hi All! Here is what Workstation & Community Tools are working on... Note - there is a release blocker specific to macos arm64 where we see runtime error when git clone is run, we are still on the RCAReady for release

  • Introduced network interface addition support in kitchen-vcenter
  • Address regression in cookbook caching- thanks @karmix!Fixed an issue with cookbook-omnifetch config default - thanks again @karmix!Fix to knife user create issue


  • Updating test-kitchen plugins to Ruby 3.1


  • Moving knife supermarket to chef supermarket Unblock test-kitchen release by fixing bundle install issue in Windows pipelineImplementation of chef env in Golang is complete. Integration test failure being addressed.
  • Team is automating e2e test for kitchen-ec2 plugin first
  • Team has good understanding of bento and now learning fauxhai
  • Begun updating test-kitchen CI to use GitHub actions

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

It's been a quiet week for sous-chefs. I don't see any releases in the past week.

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!


  • Released 4.56.19, 5.7.9 and 5.10.5


  • Released 17.10.0

See you next week!

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