Meeting notes for November 5th, 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:


benny Vasquez shared

Only a few things from me today!

I’m submitting the ticket internally to have the Habitat slack shut down today. If you’ve got anything you want to grab from there still, now’s the time.

We should be ready to transfer the discourse content from to by the end of next week, so keep an eye out for that.

I also wanna thank @robbkidd for making #cooking , ’cause that’s been an absolute delight.

This week’s releases

benny Vasquez shared

@tas50 posted a Cookstyle update here:

it’s got a pretty massive change in how cops are named, but it’s gonna be awesome in practice.

tas50 shared

kitchen-vcenter 2.9.0 shipped with the ability to customize the windows guests before provisioning thanks to @theinen

kitchen-vagrant 1.7.1 shipped with a fix to prevent failures in pruning old boxes if those boxes are currently being used:

And last, but not least mixlib-install 3.12.5 shipped with support for Apple silicon:


Chef Automate

Alex Pop shared

Greetings from the Automate team!

  • We’ve done maintenance work on the integration tests.
  • Merged style changes to the pagination component used on the Scan History panel.
  • Made improvements to documentation and release notes.
  • Found a bug while testing on the 24h compliance reporting change. A fix is being tested now for it.
  • Added additional semgrep validations

Chef Infra Server

prajakta shared


That is all for us!

Chef Infra Client

tas50 shared

  • Continued work on merging audit cookbook functionality directly into the client
  • powershell_out calls have been converted to powershell_exec with expanded testing for greatly improved windows performance
  • improved zfs pool detections in Ohai
  • Improved resource examples on the docs site by moving more documentation into the codebase
  • Fixed a failure running homebrew_update
  • Minor performance improvements in chef and ohai codebases
  • 2 new cops in Cookstyle + improved detection of package resources that could pass arrays of packages
  • Detection of pop_os in Ohai

Chef Inspec

schwad shared

Hello from the InSpec team!

I’d like everyone to say a big hello to @Darren - who has been an invaluable part of the Chef family for nearly three years!

I’m very pleased to say that Darren will be helping us out on the InSpec core team for a while so be sure to say hello when you see him around!At the moment we are continuing to review our PRs outstanding and our (large) issue backlog while we onboard Darren.

Thanks much!

Chef Workstation

mparadise shared

Howdy! Not a lot to report this week. We've been working on testing and merging some Test Kitchen community fixes, adding support to the chef command for an upcoming feature, and sorting out some licensing fun.

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from Sous Chefs!

Yet another busy week!

nginx 10.6.0 has been released (thanks @bmhughes ):

  • Allow multiple packages to be specified for install package name override.

docker 7.2.1 has been released:

  • Fix issue with default-ip-addr in systemd

maven 5.4.0 has been released:

  • Sous Chefs Adoption
  • Various cookstyle fixes
  • Yamllint fixes
  • Add default .mdlrc
  • Add missing platforms to dokken
  • Remove EL 6 testing

openldap 4.2.0 has been released:

  • Sous Chefs Adoption
  • Update to use Sous Chefs GH workflow
  • Various cookstyle fixes
  • Add proper support for Amazon Linux
  • Fix CentOS dokken suite testing
  • Restart slapd if the default file is updated
  • Enable modulepath for centos
  • Fix tls for Amazon Linux
  • Fix testing on FreeBSD
  • Additional InSpec tests
  • Remove EL6 testing and support

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

  • docker: Allow to specify the IP when connecting to a docker network #1075
  • docker: Remove creates guard for extracting tarball which prevents upgrades #1032
  • jenkins: WIP - Sous Chefs Adoption #757
  • mariadb: Fix galera_configuration tests #321
  • nodejs: WIP - Feature/ci install from sources on centos7 #patch #230
  • perl: Sous Chefs Adoption #43
  • pyenv: Add upgrade action to the pyenv_pip resource #78

The rsync and kubernetes cookbook were transferred over to us from chef-cookbooks in the past week and will be added to the queue of cookbooks that need to be cleaned up and properly adopted into our CI pipeline.

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!

Cinc Server:

  • Cinc Server 14.0.65 has been released via the unstable channel

Other updates:

  • @Tensibai has activated the mirroring for inspec and chef in upstreams

See you next week!

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