Hello! Hope 2021 is panning out well for you all! Here is this week’s update from the IAC Team:
We managed to process a total of 18 community contributions (either approved & merged or feedback/work contributed to), of which:
Thank you as always to the consistently awesome Puppet Community for your contributions!
We had a full team participating in Community Day this week and it allowed us to start in to the process of reviewing the backlog of issues reported via JIRA or as Github Issues against the modules and tools.
This is something we have been conscious of and itching to tackle, as a team, for quite some time. We believe it’s a testament to the success of having the whole team on Community PRs each Monday that we now find ourselves in the nice position of being able to take on this work. We’re not going to lie - there’s a lot to get through - we appreciate your patience as we try to get on top of this backlog, but we hope that when we do, it’ll allow us to be much more responsive to tickets / issues raised by the Community.
There may be some that we will need to close due to long inactivity, however, please feel free to reengage with us over the next few weeks if you’re pinged by JIRA activity on the ticket - we’ll be very happy to work with anyone who has a contribution / suggested contributed that is beneficial to the wider Community.
Puppet Camp: Call for Papers (March, April)
Puppet just announced on Thursday the CFPs for the two virtual Puppet Camps in March and April are now live. Please feel free to spread the word and of course, if you are interested in submitting a paper, full details here
Cloud CI Update
The Cloud CI provisioning service is nearing it’s first v1.0.0 release. We have begun to tidy up a couple of loose ends for the initial version. We now have 35 of 47 the IAC supported modules using the service, only the most complex modules are still not ported, and will require more investment in supporting their additional needs. The future will bring a couple of improvement that will allow us to port a couple more modules (multi-node testing) and ease the module release process(automated module release preparation).
DSC Modules Update
As of this week, there are 68 puppetized PowerShell modules with DSC Resources up on the forge in the dsc namespace. We have meticulously converted all available versions of these modules in case you need a direct move from a prior version of one of the modules, meaning there’s 642 total releases available right now! We’re hard at work on documentation and guidance for troubleshooting these autogenerated modules and transitioning from our legacy DSC integrations, more to follow!
Inappropriate Terminology Removal
David Swan has been diligently continuing with the effort to remove inappropriate terminology from our code repos. We are now 82% complete:
- 41 modules resolved
- 1 in progress
- 18 remaining
Networking Module Support
We are closing out the PoC of an enhancement to the Cisco IOS module. Stay tuned for more updates in the near future!
Puppet Module Gems v1.0.1
We released 1.0.1 of the puppet-module-gems to fix a minor issue with litmus upgrade paths. Now new versions of litmus are allowlisted.
rspec-puppet-facts Gem v2.0.1
Life as an Intern at Puppet
We’d like to thank the following people in the Puppet Community for their contributions over this past week:
provision#153: “(maint) Update default PE to 2019.8”, thanks to da-ar
puppetlabs-docker#704: “Fix systemd units for systemd versions < v230”, thanks to benningm
puppetlabs-kubernetes#464: “add etc max-request-bytes option”, thanks to AblionGE
litmus#13: “Litmus-core-commands: fix link to inventory file doc”, thanks to kenyon
pdk#933: “(MAINT) Fix up acceptance tests and configuration for recent releases of dependencies”, thanks to scotje and the following people who helped get it over the line (logicminds)
pdk-docker#14: “(PF-2219) Add parser and metadata lint entrypoints”, thanks to nkanderson
pdk-templates#386: “(MAINT) Remove puppet-module-system gems for older Puppet versions”, thanks to scotje
pdk-templates#385: “(MAINT) Fix bundler resolution issues for older puppet versions”, thanks to scotje
pdk-templates#378: “(maint) Fix GitHub acceptance test setup when not common owner”, thanks to jarretlavallee
puppet_litmus#362: “Remove optional parameter append_cli from provision api”, thanks to hajee
puppetlabs_spec_helper#327: “Add a check task”, thanks to ekohl
Please swing by our office hours on Monday on Slack if you want to directly contact us about anything module related.
New Module / Gem Releases
The following modules were released this week:
A lot of exciting new stuff in progress from the team, I hope you would agree? Again, a massive thanks to everyone in the Puppet Community who continue to provide great contributions! Have a good weekend!