Meeting notes for March 25th, 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

Other releases

benny Vasquez shared

Last week we released some new bento boxes. Updated images include: Ubuntu 16.04/18.04/20.10/21.04, Almalinux 8, CentOS 6/7/8, Fedora 32/33, Oracle 7/8.

and last night, we had a cookstyle release. Cookstyle 6.10 has been released. This release updates RuboCop to 1.12 with detection and auto correction improvements


Chef Automate

benny Vasquez shared

Automate update:

  • Removed the feature flag for the Infra data bags.
  • Added ability to Create an Infra Environment in the UI.
  • Added ability to Edit an Infra Environment in the UI.
  • Added ability to Create an Infra data bags in the UI.
  • Added ability to Create an Infra roles in the UI.
  • Improved the Automate documentation.
  • We merged some changes to improve the pipeline.

Chef Infra Client

tas50 shared

  • Merged in the first part of Ruby 3 support in Infra Client along with changes to how we appbundle update. It's been a lot of work
  • The work to split out knife from the chef gem is nearly done. :fingers-crossed: merging soon.
  • Prepping a Chef 15 release for openssl CVE along with other minor updates. This will be the last 15 release

Chef Infra Server

tas50 shared

  • Work continues on updating rails, elasticsearch, and postgresql
  • We now produce Amazon Linux 2 packages
  • PR open to enable HSTS
  • PR up to require TLS 1.2 and later by default
  • PR up to remove the exposed bifrost port that is no longer necessary

prajakta shared

So in the past few weeks like @tas50 mentioned the focus has been security for Server team. We also continue the task of keeping server Gemfiles and Erlang deps updated. Work is in progress for:

  • Improvements in the reindexing experience
  • Adding a ctl command for enabling maintenance mode
  • Adding mtls support for server
  • Testing the changes to add support for sig_v4

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

The Chef InSpec team is working on:

  • Fixed the --controls CLI option to actually skip all other controls, instead of merely filtering the results
  • Fixing a deprecation warning in FilterTable
  • Making the git fetcher work for repos whose default branch is not master
  • Adding timeout support to the command resource
  • Support for Docker for Windows, with some caveats

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from Sous Chefs!

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

  • fastly - 0.6.0: Sous Chefs Adoption
  • mcelog - 2.1.0: Sous Chefs Adoption
  • postgresql - 8.3.0: Fix idempotency when installing multiple client versions
  • remote_install - 2.1.1: Cookstyle fixes
  • transmission - 5.0.1: Cookstyle fixes
  • trusted_certificate - 3.4.0: Sous Chefs Adoption
  • trusted_certificate - 3.5.0: Add sensitive property to certificate sourced from content passed to the resource
  • yum - 6.1.0: complete ip_resolve additions started in 6.0.0
  • yum-remi-chef - 4.1.0: Sous Chefs Adoption / Add php 7.4 support

We've hit a wall on our terraform deployment in Sous Chefs and @damacus is working on splitting it out into a few repos

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!

Cinc Client:

  • Released 16.11.7
  • This release includes our first MacOS M1 build!

Cinc Server:

Hoping to have a the last few releases of server out soon

Other updates:

I think that covers everything from Cinc, We'll have another public triage in two weeks

Other updates

ramereth shared

I have a large ohai PR that will make some new data available for the cpu attributes. Would like some community feedback on it. I'll be posting some before/after data examples so folks can see what will be added and/or changed.

See you next week!

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