[Pre-release Announcement] ChefDK 0.11.0


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Ohai Chefs!

I’m happy to let everyone know that we are prepping to get a new release of ChefDK out shortly!

We have a bunch of new features (and fixes) in this release for you to try out, including:

  • Updated versions of dependencies, including OpenSSL 1.0.1r with the latest security fixes.
  • Updated CA Certs which adds the latest root certificates.
  • Updated to include Chef 12.7.2 and Ohai 8.10.0.
  • Lots of PolicyFile updates and improvements - added support for community cookbooks, improvements to native policy export, improved policy logging, better PolicyFile validation, etc. (Important note: Once you upgrade to the ChefDK 0.11.0 policy files, you have to make sure you are also running Chef Client 12.7+ in test kitchen).
  • An improved Windows installer which is now much faster.
  • Updated Test-Kitchen (1.5.0) with lots of fixes and improvements.
  • New Knife-Windows (1.2.1) now supporting NTLM authentication from Linux.

Please see the CHANGELOG (https://github.com/chef/chef-dk/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md) for the full details.

Integration builds of ChefDK 0.11 are available in the current channel.

You can use the following commands to install the builds:

Linux and OS/X:

curl https://omnitruck.chef.io/install.sh | sudo bash -s -- -c current -P chefdk -v 0.11.0

Windows: open up a Powershell command prompt as Administrator, and type:

. { iwr -useb https://omnitruck.chef.io/install.ps1 } | iex; install -channel current -project chefdk -version 0.11.0

Please report any issues found to the chef-dk github page, under Issues.

Thanks!

Salim Alam
Principal Software Engineer
Chef Software, Inc.