Meeting notes for November 12th, 2020

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:

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

benny Vasquez shared

Automate had an update just a few days ago:

Other releases

benny Vasquez shared

Last week Cookstyle 7.1 went out with two new Chef cops, and 1 for ruby:

tas50 shared:

Fauxhai 8.4 is out for mocking of Ohai data in ChefSpecNew Platforms

  • CentOS 7.8
  • Red Hat 7.8
  • Add openSUSE 15.2

Updated Platforms

  • Ubuntu 16.04 - 20.04
  • Debian 9 & 10 releases
  • Red Hat 7 and 8 releases
  • openSUSE 15.1
  • Fedora 31/32
  • Amazon releases

We had 2 minor released of kitchen-vagrant that improve box updating and pruning config options. Now if you specify that a box should be updated on each run, things won't fail if the box doesn't exist on the system to start with. Similarly if a box needs to be pruned, but is being used by another Test Kitchen converge, then we won't fail anymore.


Chef Automate

Alex Pop shared

Greetings from the Automate team!

  • Backed and UI changed merged yesterday in master for the last 24h compliance reporting improvements.
  • Improving the dev documentation for Automate as we welcome new engineering resources from Progress.
  • Continuing to work on the ElasticSearch 7 upgrade.

Chef Infra Client

tas50 shared

  • chef_client_config updates to generate valid configs
  • updates to the mount resource to improve idempotency
  • zypper_package idempotency improvements
  • prepping for the release once we resolve an AIX test failure
  • improvements to shelling out on windows to respect the user's environment variables when specifying a user

Chef Inspec

schwad shared

Ahoy from the wild world of InSpec!

I am pleased to report that @Darren is onboarding swimmingly into InSpec world.

No massive changes in the world of releases, but in the next release we have fixed a bug that was causing Ruby 2.4 to complain on InSpec.

However, Ruby 2.4 was EOL’d in March and there are no more patches, security releases or activity going against that release. If you are still sitting on Ruby 2.4, you should classify that as a high-priority risk that you ought to address now.

As our workload to try and support this old version of Ruby grows, we have fast-tracked work to remove Ruby 2.4 support from InSpec. If you have strong feelings about this move feel free to join the conversation (or about anything, really) at the repo!

Thanks much!

Chef Workstation

benny Vasquez shared

Workstation is working getting the next release out, onboarding new team members, and support for the Rollouts feature.

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from Sous Chefs!

pyenv 3.4.0 has been released:

  • Add :upgrade action to the pyenv_pip resource

perl 7.1.0 has been released:

  • Sous Chefs Adoption
  • Update to use Sous Chefs GH workflow
  • Fix FreeBSD installation
  • Add Ubuntu 20.04 testing
  • Remove EL 6 testing
  • Remove Amazon Linux 1 testing

docker 7.2.2 has been released:

  • Remove creates guard for extracting tarball which prevents upgrades

yum-mysql-community 4.2.1 has been released:

  • Insure dnf module is only disabled where required

filesystem 3.0.3 has been released:

  • resolved cookstyle error: resources/default.rb:118:35 convention: Style/RedundantCondition
  • fix the check for an existing mountable filesystem before running mkfs again

Here's a list of current in progress PRs from the last week:

  • php: fix: Prevent Apache from being pulled in as a dep on Ubuntu 20.04 #312
  • transmission: (draft) Sous Chefs Adoption #33
  • postgresql: [GH-670] Use system default locale when creating databases #671
  • djbdns: Sous Chefs Adoption #37
  • control_groups: Properly reference the ControlGroups module #50
  • nginx: Refactor to remove the nxensite/nxdissite scripts Refactor to remove the nxensite/nxdissite scripts
  • mongodb: [GH-272] restore explicit resource names [GH-272] restore explicit resource names

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Not a lot of updates but I do have one update that's hot off the press as of about 10 minutes ago:

Cinc Client:

  • New builds for s390x on EL8 and now EL7Cinc Auditor:
  • New builds for s390x on EL8 and EL7

Other updates

tas50 shared

Just a heads up that RHEL 6 is currently going EOL so expect to see that drop off many of the products soon

Also if you're a fan of 10 year EOL solaris derivative platforms you're gonna have a bad time because we removed detection of OpenSolaris and NexentaCore from Ohai and Solaris 10 from chef itself

See you next week!

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