Open Hour 2021-MAY-06

May 7, 2021 - Sage Robins


General Updates

  • Salt Air playlist on YouTube: New videos will be posted each Thursday, including a new one dropping later today!
  • The Hacks Podcast new episode today
  • Virtual Meetup 3rd Wednesday every month 5 PM Mountain and 10 PM UTC – Working Groups will be the topic
  • Virtual Meetup in June will be Asia Pacific time zone!
  • No Docs Clinic Twitch Stream today
  • SaltConf21 virtual 2 day event NOV-03 and NOV-04 – website is coming soon!
    • Call for speakers JUN-07 through JUL-19 a link is coming soon!
  • In May Package Repo changes please see this GitHub Issue


Misc. Salt Project Links


Salt store has deep discounts

Release Announcements

  • Aluminium bugfix or point release currently targeted for MAY-19
  • 2 more issues were found and being fixed

Salt Enhancement Proposals

Open Salt Enhancement Proposals (SEPs)

We are working on a communications plan to be more transparent – for the entire Salt Project.

Working Groups

Docs Working Group and Docs Clinic streams:

  • New 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

Streams: Test clinics, docs clinics, and idem/pop streams! Find us on Twitch

General Information

  • Native Minions
    • Current packages will be available on this week
    • New packages will be released in the coming weeks as well as docs
    • New repo for Install Guide and Native Minion installation docs will live there – Derek Ardolf will be working on this today
  • Codecov Vulnerability
    • We took action to mitigate and can provide more details soon
  • Delta Proxy will be released in Silicon – 2021-JUL-21
  • Scrum of Scrums 1st Friday Planning Meeting, US AM captains will be individually invited
  • Security Working Group will have their first meeting in Monday, MAY-10 starting at 9 AM MDT and 3 PM UTC Zoom Meeting ID


  • Documentation channel in slack – test version of docs for salt-formulas
  • Also, asking community to review each others PRs and MRs
  • MacOS MDM service – have brought up, but probably needs deeper discussion – micro MDM from Apple execution module easy to deploy
  • Run Salt on the internet – is that something to work towards?
    • Different transport layers has been discussed – we can take that back and find out what the status is HTTP transport; cloud friendly – Gareth