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Collaboration and sharing - Our plans for 2021

As we’ve hinted at before, 2021 will be a big year for CFEngine. In the summer, we will release CFEngine 3.18 LTS. This is the first LTS release with Compliance Reports, Custom Promise types, and all of the other improvements we’ve made over the past year. Collaboration In addition to implementing valuable functionality for our users, we are focusing on better ways of interacting with them, and more opportunities for contribution, collaboration and sharing.

April 15, 2021

Introducing GitHub Discussions for CFEngine

We are excited to announce that CFEngine is now using GitHub Discussions. GitHub Discussions is a feature of GitHub repos, and similar to Q&A platforms like Stack Overflow, and other online forums. After testing it out for a few weeks we are pleased with how it works and want to encourage all our users to try it. We hope this fuels more discussion and sharing among CFEngine users - it is easy to discover on GitHub, many of you already have GitHub users, the UI is nice, and so the barrier to entry should be very low.

February 1, 2021

CFEngine 2020 Retrospective

2020 is nearly over, and we’d like to take a couple of minutes to reflect on our year as well as provide a sneak peek into what you can expect from us in 2021. Although it has been a year full of distractions, the CFEngine team has continued to make significant strides when it comes to product improvements and new features that help our users. Build powerful compliance reports based on important inventory data Compliance reports are high level reports, allowing you to see how compliant your infrastructure is.

December 16, 2020

Introducing CFEngine Custom Promise Types

In CFEngine 3.17, custom promise types were introduced. This allows you to extend policy language, managing resources which don’t have built in promise types. The implementation of custom promise types is open source, and available in both CFEngine Enterprise and CFEngine Community. To implement a new custom promise type, you need a promise module. (The promise type is what you use in policy language (the concept), while the module is the underlying implementation - can be a python script, compiled executable or similar).

December 3, 2020

CFEngine 3.12.6 and 3.15.3 released

We are pleased to announce two new patch releases for CFEngine, version 3.12.6 and 3.15.3! These releases mainly contain bug fixes and dependency updates, but in 3.15.3 there are also some new enhancements in Mission Portal. The new cf-secret binary is also included in 3.15.3 packages. New in Mission Portal 3.15.3 Synchronizing roles between Mission Portal and Active Directory When using LDAP for authentication, Mission Portal can now automatically grant roles based on the tags received from your LDAP server (for example Active Directory).

November 10, 2020

Welcoming Dimitrios Apostolou as a CFEngine Champion

As we enter 2020 and reflect on the various contributions the project has received we want to take a moment to recognize one of the more prolific contributors as a CFEngine Champion. It’s my honor to announce and welcome Dimitrios Apostolou as the latest CFEngine Champion. At the time of this writing, he is the fourth most prolific committer in cfengine/core with 1101 commits. 2584 Mikhail Gusarov 2045 Mark Burgess 1430 Sigurd Teigen 1101 Dimitrios Apostolou 825 Kristian Amlie Notably, as an employee of CFEngine AS and Northern.

Posted by Nick Anderson
February 14, 2020

Congratulations 2015 CFEngine Champions

Each year we like to take a moment to recognize outstanding community members for their contributions. Contributions come in the form of code contributions to core, organizing community meet-ups, giving talks about CFEngine at conferences, sharing policy, to helping other users on the mailing list and on IRC. This year the Community Advisory Board was responsible for selecting champions from the nominations, and it is my honor to announce the 2015 CFEngine Champion Hall of Fame inductees.

Posted by Nick Anderson
January 13, 2016

Announcing the CFEngine Community Advisory Board

As CFEngine continues its evolution and adds to the large number of users with a stake in the future of the project, we have established a Community Advisory Board. The aim of the Community Advisory Board is to advise CFEngine AS and the CFEngine project core committers and team leadership on matters relating to supporting the long-term governance, structure, and roadmap of the CFEngine open source project. The Community Advisory Board is not intended to replace existing mechanisms for community input but instead augment it and provide a consolidated opinion from the broader CFEngine community.

Posted by Nick Anderson
April 29, 2015

2014 CFEngine Champions Nomination

Please nominate your favorite! The CFEngine Champion program rewards the voluntary efforts of individuals who have significantly enhanced the CFEngine Community by promoting CFEngine and its use. The contributions of the CFEngine Community are a vital part of our company’s ecosystem. View previous champions. Please nominate your 2014 candidate here

Posted by Thomas Ryd
October 31, 2014

Announcing new mailing list for developers: dev-cfengine

Dear CFEngine Community, we are proud to announce our new mailing list: dev-cfengine. Given that the contributions in both Core and Masterfiles repositories have been steadily increasing, the need for such a list became apparent. While patch submissions and code reviews will still be taking place using Github’s pull requests, this list serves the purpose of facilitating any other discussion on the development of CFEngine. We are looking forward to seeing the community being active on that list.

October 20, 2014
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