Our virtual user conference SaltConf21 will be November 3-4! Call for Speakers will be open June 14 - July 26.

Open Hour 2021-FEB-18


  • General Updates
  • Release Updates
  • Package Updates
  • Working Groups and Clinics
  • Salt Enhancement Proposals
  • Question & Answer

Meeting Notes

General Updates

Checkout the current calendar:

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  • ICS/Outlook: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/105f69bacd4541baa849529aed37eb2d@vmware.com/434ec2155b2b4cce90144c87f0dd03d56626754050155294962/calendar.ics
  • All Community Events: https://saltproject.io/community-events/
  • Community Events RSS Feed: https://saltproject.io/community-events/feed/

Docs Jam was a success! Lots of new contributors.

  • https://gitlab.com/saltstack/open/docs/salt-user-guide
  • Join the #Documentation channel on the community slack
  • Docs Working group is continuing onward, so feel free to join and help the docs

Salt Air relaunched! Checkout the new video:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC8GlkWYg6U&list=PL9svBjLDUl_-yS-Nmlzom_dM81dmF1Ye7
  • New videos will be posted each Thursday

Virtual Meetup on March 17, Wed. 5pm, MTN

  • Randy Thompson with GoDaddy will be presenting
  • The build pipeline for Tiamat build salt binaries, states, etc. as a walled garden deploy setup for teams.

Misc. Salt Project Links

  • https://saltproject.io/salt-platform-support/
  • https://saltproject.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/SaltStack-Supported-Operating-Systems.pdf

Release Updates

  • CVE upcoming release: Feb. 25th

Aluminium Release: March 31st

  • Move RC date to March 4th
  • Code freeze: Feb. 25th

Package Updates

  • Slack channel: #salt-package-updates
  • Project board: https://github.com/orgs/saltstack/projects/31

Working Groups

Summary of working groups:

  • Cloud Working Group: On pause, none in Feb. (see slack discussion on shifting focus to Kubernetes)
  • Formulas Working Group: Every other Tue.
  • Docs: Every other Thu.
  • MacOS & Windows: Active

New working groups starting up:

  • Security
  • Salty K8s
  • Testing and Release

Salty k8s:

  • The Cloud Working group is thinking of experimenting/merging the Salty k8s Working Group into the Cloud Working Group

Test clinics: Tue/Thu on Twitch

  • Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/saltstackinc

Salt Enhancement Proposals

Open SEPs: https://github.com/saltstack/salt-enhancement-proposals/pulls

  • Many in the final stage
  • The Change Advisory Board SEP is still in-progress


Is anyone maintaining salt-pepper within the core Salt team, or VMware internally? There are open PRs and issue that look to have little activity since February 2020

  • The project is managed by Salt Project, but hasn’t been actively maintained/updated.
  • The Salt Project team would be interested in community reviews of the open PRs. Any help in these reviews are welcome.

Security Working Group: Details

Check the community repo for the draft of the Security Working Group details:

  • https://github.com/saltstack/community/pull/118


  • Working to make Salt secure by default
  • Provide best practices around installations to allow for least-privilege where possible
  • And more!