In case you need any motivation to finish up any pull requests, my team is planning on making a client minor release (12.6) in early December. We currently have around 225 new commits in master since 12.5.1, so there’s a lot already waiting to be set free.
This release will also include the new Windows MSI format which is roughly twice as fast as our previous installer. Salim mentioned it in the 64-bit pre-release announcement here: https://www.chef.io/blog/2015/11/19/pre-release-announcement-native-64-bit-windows-chef-client/
You don’t have to wait for a pre-release announcment to do any testing, you can get the nightly builds from the current channel on the new omnitruck server with these scripts and arguments: