Metadata.rb


#1

Straw poll:

Who maintains metadata.rb for their cookbooks?


#2

I certainly do. It’s kinda important when you have lots if cross cookbook dependencies.


Ryan C. Creasey
Principal Systems Engineer
Technology Operations
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On Jul 4, 2010, at 11:38 AM, “Andrew Shafer” andrew@cloudscaling.com wrote:

Straw poll:

Who maintains metadata.rb for their cookbooks?


#3

Everyone who has dependencies and uses the Chef Server.

Adam

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 11:36 AM, Andrew Shafer andrew@cloudscaling.com wrote:

Straw poll:
Who maintains metadata.rb for their cookbooks?


Opscode, Inc.
Adam Jacob, CTO
T: (206) 508-7449 E: adam@opscode.com


#4

It is required for using Chef cookbooks/recipes with the RightScale
dashboard.

-Cary P

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 11:36 AM, Andrew Shafer andrew@cloudscaling.comwrote:

Straw poll:

Who maintains metadata.rb for their cookbooks?


#5

I think I just have an averse reaction to what seems like a painfully manual
and error prone process.

The dependency information is relatively painless, but keeping the
attributes in sync and with defaults is brittle and duplicated info.

A way to generate and/or validate the metadata from the attributes would
improve that.

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Cary Penniman cary@rightscale.com wrote:

It is required for using Chef cookbooks/recipes with the RightScale
dashboard.

-Cary P

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 11:36 AM, Andrew Shafer andrew@cloudscaling.comwrote:

Straw poll:

Who maintains metadata.rb for their cookbooks?


#6

At the moment, nothing in core-chef reads the attribute data - Cary
can speak more to what RightScale does with this information.

ADam

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Andrew Shafer andrew@cloudscaling.com wrote:

I think I just have an averse reaction to what seems like a painfully manual
and error prone process.
The dependency information is relatively painless, but keeping the
attributes in sync and with defaults is brittle and duplicated info.
A way to generate and/or validate the metadata from the attributes would
improve that.

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Cary Penniman cary@rightscale.com wrote:

It is required for using Chef cookbooks/recipes with the RightScale
dashboard.

-Cary P

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 11:36 AM, Andrew Shafer andrew@cloudscaling.com
wrote:

Straw poll:
Who maintains metadata.rb for their cookbooks?


Opscode, Inc.
Adam Jacob, CTO
T: (206) 508-7449 E: adam@opscode.com


#7

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Andrew Shafer andrew@cloudscaling.com wrote:

painfully manual and error prone process.

I agree. It would be easier to maintain if the attribute/recipe
metadata were a first-class part of Chef (real code), or at least
parsed directly from comments in the code (on the chef server side).

-=Dan=-