When will the chef 0.8 be released?


#1

Looking forward to the new Chef. :slight_smile:

–Dikang


#2

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Dikang Gu dikang85@gmail.com wrote:

Looking forward to the new Chef. :slight_smile:

Me too!

The current status is that we’ve made the 0.8 branch the current
master, and we’re switching all the developers over to working there.
The API portion is pretty much ready to go, and work on getting the
Web UI (which talks directly to the API now) up to snuff continues.
If you’re willing to put some elbow grease behind it, and your happy
with using our command line tool for managing your hosts, you can use
Chef 0.8.0 today from source.

We’ll be making a triage task to whittle down the tickets that are
confirmed as the minimum feature set for an 0.8.0 release, and then
start writing documentation, building packages, and bootstrapping.
It’s a big release, with pretty significant architectural changes
(authentication, search, data bags, and more.)

The goal is to get it out before the new year - rest assured, I want
to ship it as much as you want to use it. :slight_smile:

Anyone who wants to play with the new features is welcome to drop me a
line, and I’ll hook you up with access to the Opscode Platform Alpha.

Regards,
Adam


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


#3

Ohai Chefs,
For those of you who are comfortable running pre-release software, I have an
unofficial bootstrap recipe for 0.8 available here:

(Technically this is the 08boot branch, which I’ve set to my integration
branch. I’ll leave it this way at least until an official bootstrap is
available.)

I have used it on Ubuntu Karmic Koala with the runit init style. You need to
get chef from github, then install the 0.8 gems with rake install. After
that, run chef-solo with at least {"recipes":["bootstrap::server"]} in
your json file to bootstrap the server.

Enjoy, and feel free to provide patches or ask questions on
irc.freenode.net#chef if you have any trouble.

Dan DeLeo

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Adam Jacob adam@opscode.com wrote:

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Dikang Gu dikang85@gmail.com wrote:

Looking forward to the new Chef. :slight_smile:

Me too!

The current status is that we’ve made the 0.8 branch the current
master, and we’re switching all the developers over to working there.
The API portion is pretty much ready to go, and work on getting the
Web UI (which talks directly to the API now) up to snuff continues.
If you’re willing to put some elbow grease behind it, and your happy
with using our command line tool for managing your hosts, you can use
Chef 0.8.0 today from source.

We’ll be making a triage task to whittle down the tickets that are
confirmed as the minimum feature set for an 0.8.0 release, and then
start writing documentation, building packages, and bootstrapping.
It’s a big release, with pretty significant architectural changes
(authentication, search, data bags, and more.)

The goal is to get it out before the new year - rest assured, I want
to ship it as much as you want to use it. :slight_smile:

Anyone who wants to play with the new features is welcome to drop me a
line, and I’ll hook you up with access to the Opscode Platform Alpha.

Regards,
Adam


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


#4

Adam Jacob adam@opscode.com writes:

If you’re willing to put some elbow grease behind it, and your happy
with using our command line tool for managing your hosts, you can use
Chef 0.8.0 today from source.

This sounds promising. Is the command-line tool a permanent fixture? Can
the chef server be run without any web UI at all?

I resigned myself to having one anyway but if I can go without (or at
least use chef without it for the time being) that’s a major plus.

I’d like to say I’ll help out but I rarely have the time to do it these
days.

Matthew


I must take issue with the term “a mere child”, for it has been my
invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely
preferable to that of a mere adult.
– Fran Lebowitz


#5

Yes, 0.8 ships with a super-powered upgrade to knife. Every API
endpoint can be driven from there and $EDITOR.

You can not run the web ui at all - now a totally separate app.

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 18, 2009, at 8:43 AM, Matthew King matthew.king@monnsta.net
wrote:

Adam Jacob adam@opscode.com writes:

If you’re willing to put some elbow grease behind it, and your happy
with using our command line tool for managing your hosts, you can use
Chef 0.8.0 today from source.

This sounds promising. Is the command-line tool a permanent fixture?
Can
the chef server be run without any web UI at all?

I resigned myself to having one anyway but if I can go without (or at
least use chef without it for the time being) that’s a major plus.

I’d like to say I’ll help out but I rarely have the time to do it
these
days.

Matthew


I must take issue with the term “a mere child”, for it has been my
invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely
preferable to that of a mere adult.
– Fran Lebowitz