Accepted Chef RFCs for Oct 15 2014-10-15
This week five RFCs have been accepted, planned for inclusion in Chef 12:
This defines a new API to manage cookbooks with identifiers other than the current three-integer-semver structure in use now.
This defines several new methods on Node to manipulate attributes. This will restore some functionality that was lost during the Chef 11 attributes rewrite, including safely deleting attributes and assigning over an existing hash.
This outlines plans to change chef-client and knife to use local-mode by default if no server URL is specified.
This adds additional configuration options to better support multi tenant Chef Servers, such as Chef Server 12.
This deprecates a relatively unknown feature whereby chef-client can download its configuration directly from an HTTP server. Given how little this feature is believed to be used, an aggressive deprecation schedule will be used such that the feature will throw a warning in future Chef 11 versions and be entirely removed in Chef 12.
RFCs Under Review
There are two more weeks to discuss the new governance and maintenance policies. These documents specify how the Chef project (and other related projects) will be managed and governed by the community going forward. I would like to say “thank you” again to Adam for getting these policies polished and up for discussion so we can get the whole community moving forward together!