Meeting Notes for March 31, 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:

Upcoming Webinars:
April 7th- Chef Infra Best Practices
April 14th- Chef InSpec Best Practices
April 21st- Chef InSpec Best Practices -tags
April 28th- Cloud Cookbook

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

Kiah shared

Automate 2 version 20220329091442 Released! This release contains improved Telemetry Coverage for notifications under Settings page.


Chef Automate

Ankur Mundhra shared

This week the team worked on:

  • Milestone version of Automate has been released. Users will have to manually upgrade to the next major version.
  • Fixed bug to solve license expiration message in the banner
  • Opt-in telemetry events for notifications page in Settings tab Automate UI
  • Chef Automate now embeds Chef Infra Server 14.13.42
  • Working on resetting user.pem file as a part of User’s tab in Infra Server views

Team Automate

Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates:

  • Making progress on next core-plans refresh
  • Working on auto bumping core plan versions
  • Investigating build order of core plan refresh
  • Adding more robust retry backoff to init and tun hooks
  • 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

Good Morning Community from the Chef Client team! I'm reporting to you today from sunny Portland, Oregon!

  • We fixed an issue with the chef_client_launchd resource where it would configure the services properly, but the periodic run only started after a system restart. This change fixed that and makes sure that the chef client service runs without a restart. Thanks @rishiFixed a gnarly perf issue in that was particularly affecting users following the changes to the docker? helper in the introduction of chef-utils in 15.5.9 which switched to using .We added rubygems_url property to the chef_client_config resource to configure the same such property in client.rb . Thanks @DecoyJoe
  • We are continuing Ruby 3.1 testing on the verify pipeline
  • We are completing SELinux resource integration with Chef Infra Client
  • We completed work to move the client.pem file to the Certificate Store on Windows nodes. This will be available in Chef18 first and then Chef17 close behind that.
  • We are continuing work on getting Chef18 ready to ship.

Chef Infra Server

Lincoln Baker shared


Here are a few things.

  1. Working on internal opensearch migration -

Internal Opensearch Support by jashaik · Pull Request #3175 · chef/chef-server

  1. Upgrading Erlang OTP to 24x -

Upgrade Erlang to 24.2 by lbakerchef · Pull Request #3206 · chef/chef-server

  1. Sigv 4 changes are done, it is under review -

Replace AWS sigv2 with sigv4 by lbakerchef · Pull Request #2097 · chef/chef-server

  1. Upgrading Perl to 5.34.
  2. Working on issue - API Endpoints to update client certs not accessible PUT
  3. Working on the Architecture of key management.
  4. Working on chef-server release 14.14
  5. Finished Review: Opscode Wordmark replacements

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

The Chef InSpec Team has been working on:

  • New resource mail_alias
  • Started on routing table resource
  • Much progress on implementation of new inspec parallel command
  • Feasibility study and software design on profile auto-selection
  • Feasibility study on scanning non-running docker images in place
  • Documentation for platform support for AliCloud

Chef Workstation

Vikram Karve shared

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

Note - we have resolved the blocker issue! the build system configuration had to be corrected, took a while to narrow down.Ready 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 issuePreview- Moving knife supermarket to chef supermarket (feature needs to be enabled manually)Implementation of chef env in Golang


  • Team is automating e2e test for kitchen-ec2 plugin and chef cli scenarios
  • Updating test-kitchen CI to use GitHub actions
  • Working on improving installer screens

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from the Sous Chefs!

It's been another quiet week but hopefully we'll pick up more soon.Here's the list of new releases in the past week:

  • grafana - 10.0.2: Switch to reusable workflows
  • jenkins - 9.5.2: Fix permissions on reusable workflow

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!

No releases this week, but we're excited that our word mark PR was finally merged in Chef Server. We're hoping the next release will be the first stable release of Cinc Server. That will depend on a few things however including stability. We'll start doing some test builds soon.

I'm also hoping to find more time to look into getting MacOS 12 builds again plus arm64 MacOS builds for the workstation build. Maybe some of the fixes upstream did also fixed issues we were having. We'll see!

See you next week!

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