Status on Knife plugins?


#1

Hi,

As I’ve written previously, we’ve had quite a few issues bootstrapping
Windows in the cloud, most caused by bugs/missing features in the knife
plugins.

There seems to be quite a few tickets where a fix is provided:

http://tickets.opscode.com/sr/jira.issueviews:searchrequest-printable/temp/SearchRequest.html?jqlQuery=project+%3D+KNIFE+AND+resolution+%3D+Unresolved+AND+status+%3D+"Fix+Provided"&tempMax=1000

What are the plans for new releases of the knife plugins?

/Jeppe


#2

The knife plugins are finally getting more Opscode Engineering love, we now have a team focused on them. We’re building a new continuous integration pipeline for testing the Opscode-supported knife plugins and working on a common base plugin (knife-cloud) that should reduce the amount of variation between standard plugin components. knife-rackspace added Windows support and Windows support will be included in knife-cloud and the CI testing.

Thanks,
Matt Ray
Cloud Integrations Product Lead :: Opscodehttp://opscode.com
512.731.2218 :: matt@opscode.com
mattray :: GitHubhttp://github.com/mattray/ :: IRC :: Twitterhttp://twitter.com/mattray


From: Jeppe Nejsum Madsen
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 7:18 AM
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Status on Knife plugins?

Hi,

As I’ve written previously, we’ve had quite a few issues bootstrapping Windows in the cloud, most caused by bugs/missing features in the knife plugins.

There seems to be quite a few tickets where a fix is provided:

http://tickets.opscode.com/sr/jira.issueviews:searchrequest-printable/temp/SearchRequest.html?jqlQuery=project+%3D+KNIFE+AND+resolution+%3D+Unresolved+AND+status+%3D+"Fix+Provided"&tempMax=1000

What are the plans for new releases of the knife plugins?

/Jeppe


#3

Matt Ray matt@opscode.com writes:

The knife plugins are finally getting more Opscode Engineering love,
we now have a team focused on them. We’re building a new continuous
integration pipeline for testing the Opscode-supported knife plugins
and working on a common base plugin (knife-cloud) that should reduce
the amount of variation between standard plugin components.
knife-rackspace added Windows support and Windows support will be
included in knife-cloud and the CI testing.

Thanks for the update, sounds like good plan. Any idea of an ETA?

Assuming this isn’t just around the corner, are there any plans to make
an interim release of the existing plugins?

/Jeppe


#4

I can’t give a firm ETA, but we are currently working on the CI pipeline and knife-cloud is on GitHub, it’s just currently empty (development is happening on forks).

There will be maintenance releases of the Opscode-supported knife plugins in the meantime if necessary, but this effort is in progress and should firm up knife plugin support across the board.

Thanks,
Matt Ray
Cloud Integrations Product Lead :: Opscode
512.731.2218 :: matt@opscode.com
mattray :: GitHub :: IRC :: Twitter


From: Jeppe Nejsum Madsen
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 3:29 AM
To: chef@lists.opscode.com
Subject: [chef] Re: RE: Status on Knife plugins?

Matt Ray matt@opscode.com writes:

The knife plugins are finally getting more Opscode Engineering love,
we now have a team focused on them. We’re building a new continuous
integration pipeline for testing the Opscode-supported knife plugins
and working on a common base plugin (knife-cloud) that should reduce
the amount of variation between standard plugin components.
knife-rackspace added Windows support and Windows support will be
included in knife-cloud and the CI testing.

Thanks for the update, sounds like good plan. Any idea of an ETA?

Assuming this isn’t just around the corner, are there any plans to make
an interim release of the existing plugins?

/Jeppe