[Pre-Release Announcement] ChefDK 1.2


#1

Ohai Chefs!

We have selected 1.2.17 as our ChefDK v1.2 release candidate which is scheduled for release on Tuesday January 31, 2017.

Release Highlights

delivery CLI

  • The project.toml file, which can be used to execute local phases, now supports:
    • An optional functional phase.
    • New remote_file option to specify a remote project.toml.
    • The ability to run stages (collection of phases).
  • Project git remotes will now be updated automatically, if applicable, based on the values in the cli.toml or options provided through the command-line.
  • Project names specified in project config (cli.toml) or options provided through the command-line will now be honored.

Policyfiles

  • Added a chef_server default source option to Policyfiles.

[Workflow] Adopt new job dispatch system on cookbook generation

The chef generate cookbook command now defaults to using the configuration for the new job
dispatch system that replaces the previous push jobs based implementation with the SSH based
implementation. For more details on this new system and how to use it, see:
https://docs.chef.io/job_dispatch.html

FIPS (Windows and RHEL only)

  • ChefDK now comes bundled with the Stunnel tool and the FIPS OpenSSL module for users who need to enforce FIPS compliance.
  • Support for FIPS options in delivery CLI’s cli.toml were added to handle communication with the Automate Server when FIPS mode is enabled.

Notable Updated Gems

  • berkshelf 5.2.0 -> 5.5.0
  • chef 12.17.44 -> 12.18.31
  • chef-provisioning 2.0.2 -> 2.1.0
  • chef-vault 2.9.0 -> 2.9.1
  • chef-zero 5.1.0 -> 5.2.0
  • cheffish 4.0.0 -> 4.1.0
  • cookstyle 1.1.0 -> 1.2.0
  • foodcritic 8.1.0 -> 8.2.0
  • inspec 1.7.2 -> 1.10.0
  • kitchen-dokken 1.0.9 -> 1.1.0
  • kitchen-vagrant 0.21.1 -> 1.0.0
  • knife-windows 1.7.1 -> 1.8.0
  • mixlib-install 2.1.9 -> 2.1.10
  • ohai 8.22.1 -> 8.23.0
  • test-kitchen 1.14.2 -> 1.15.0
  • train 0.22.0 -> 0.22.1
  • winrm 2.1.0 -> 2.1.2

Please see the CHANGELOG for the complete list of changes.

Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from downloads.chef.io or by using the new mixlib-install command line utility available in ChefDK 0.19.6 or greater.

$ mixlib-install download chefdk -v 1.2.17 -c current

Alternatively, you can install ChefDK using one of the following command options:

# In Shell
$ curl https://omnitruck.chef.io/install.sh | sudo bash -s -- -P chefdk -v 1.2.17 -c current

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb https://omnitruck.chef.io/install.ps1 } | iex; install -project chefdk -version 1.2.17 -channel current

If you want to give this version a spin in Test Kitchen, create or add the following to a .kitchen.local.yml file:

provisioner:
  product_name: chefdk
  channel: current
  product_version: 1.2.17

#2

Happy Friday Everyone!

Unfortunately, we found a release blocker in the 1.2.17 version of ChefDK. We’ve patched the bug on master and are currently working on building the new release. We’ll update you all again when we have another pre-release candidate (hopefully by Monday).

Thanks!
Tom Duffield