Meeting notes for Sept 30th, 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

we’re down to just 25 days to submit to the Automate for Good hackathon. we’ve already got 3 qualified submissions, and I know of at least three more that are coming in soon. $15,000 is a LOT of money to potentially win, so I hope you’re taking a second to look.

We also got all of the #chefconf videos up and published on youtube, so if you were looking for them you can find them here:

This week’s releases

Chef Automate

benny Vasquez shared

Chef Automate 2 had a release with more UI improvements and a couple bug fixes: Automate 2 version 20210923171324 Released!

Chef Infra Client

benny Vasquez shared

Chef Infra Client dropped 17.5.22 (thanks @tecracer-theinen , @jasonwbarnett , @gholtiii , @gogsbread , @jiokmiso , @sjethvani , and @ahembree )!

Chef Inspec

benny Vasquez shared

final release to call out is just 13 hours old: Chef InSpec got a release with a bunch of awesome enhancement that will be super helpful especially to anyone looking to use a CentOS Stream alternative: Chef InSpec 4.46.13 Released!

Other releases

benny Vasquez shared

Chef Supermarket got a HUGE update with a ton of security-related updates. It’s worth your time to get your installs updated if you haven’t already: Chef Supermarket 4.0.21 Released! - #2 by tas50

New cookstyle 7.25 is out with a Rubocop upgrade that resolves a large number of edge conditions plus there's a new cop for cookbooks without a version and we're alerting if a gemfile rubygems source uses http instead of https.


Chef Habitat

mwrockx shared

Hello from Habitat!
This week's updates are:

  • Post refresh cleanup
  • Addressing out of band refreshes
  • NATS library overhaul
  • Investigating builder bug not rendering all releases
  • Fixing end to end pipeline

Chef Infra Server

prajakta shared

Hello Chefs!
In the past week, the server team has been working on the following as we gear up for the next Chef Infra Server Release.

Chef Inspec

cwolfe shared

The Chef InSpec team has been working on:

  • Adding Windows support to the http resource
  • Making user and group resources match case insensitively on windows
  • Documentation updates to standardize property listings on resource docs
  • Support for Cassandra DB
  • Updating unit tests to remove outdated OSes

Sous Chefs

ramereth shared

Hello from Sous Chefs!

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

  • chef-splunk - 9.1.0: Add SUSE support
  • chef-splunk - 9.2.0: Align index name validation in splunk_monitor and splunk_index resources with Splunk docs
  • consul - 4.8.0: Added advertise_addr_wan_ipv4 and advertise_addr_wan_ipv6 attributes
  • line - 4.4.2: Documentation fixes for filter_lines comment filter
  • yum - 7.2.0: Add dnf_module resource for managing DNF modules on RHEL 8+ / Fedora

I'm really excited about the new dnf_module resource that @Robert Detjens added to the yum cookbook. That will be useful to several Sous Chefs cookbooks that have a manual fix for that

@bmhughes has also been working on a refactor of the grafana cookbook: General refactoring and automatic config accumulators by bmhughes · Pull Request #403 · sous-chefs/grafana · GitHub

I have massive cleanup PR for the varnish cookbook ready to release as well: Automated PR: Cookstyle Changes by xorimabot · Pull Request #218 · sous-chefs/varnish · GitHub

I'm also working on cutting the Sous Chefs adoption release of the bind cookbook but running into some fun issues with DNSSEC: Sous Chefs Adoption by ramereth · Pull Request #65 · sous-chefs/bind · GitHub

Cinc Updates

ramereth shared

Hello from the Cinc Project!

Cinc Client

  • Released of 17.5.22

Cinc Auditor

  • Will be releasing 4.46.13 later today (hopefully)

jgitlin shared

The chef-server wordmark PR upstream is being reviewed as @prajakta mentioned. Cinc Server patched builds from this branch don't work right due to some issues in the private-chef cookbook , and we're working on those. Next step will be to review the usages of /etc/opscode in that cookbook and make sure all paths are updated.

Other updates

ramereth pointed out that it’s a special happy day: Happy LetsEncrypt DST Root CA X3 expiration day!

See you next week!

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