Open Hour 2022-DEC-1

December 1, 2022 - Alyssa Rock


  • General updates and announcements
  • Salt Project user group meetups
  • New Salt Project Website & E-store
  • From the community forums
  • Q&A plus discussion

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General updates and announcements

  • Open Hours are usually held every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10a.m. to 11a.m. Pacific.
  • Our next Salt Community Open Hour will be December 15th.
  • Join a Salt Project working group!


    User group meetups

    • Since we haven’t been able to have an in-person conference this year, Nicholas Hughes is working on a community-led effort to host some more in-person Salt events. These would be:
      • Single-day events.
      • Within a reasonable distance.
      • Speakers giving sessions that are possibly recorded so that people who can’t intend in person can still participate.
      • And of course: food and chances to do some social networking.
    • Go to to join a mailing list for updates and let us know you are interested.

    Brand new Salt Project store

    From the community forums

    • Today’s issue: Separating salt mine update schedules by mine function so that they don’t all run at the same time and run on a custom schedule.
    • You can have many different schedules. Just disable mine (it doesn’t actually disable it, just disables the default intervals), then create your own schedules to do the mine update.
    • This functionality technically exists, but it was never documented because it wasn’t the standard use case.

    Q&A plus discussion

    • Q: There’s a bunch of issues that have popped up relating to salt pip. I’m wondering if you all are generally aware of them and looking at possible fixes? They are making onedir installations unusable.
      • We’re aware of a few issues, but a lot of them will be resolved when we move to relenv for 3006. For that reason, we’re not spending too much time addressing the issues unless it will also impact 3006 relenv packages.
      • If you depend on 3rd party packages, you may want to avoid using onedir until 3006.
      • There was a longer discussion of 3rd party package installation on the Open Hour recording if you would like to watch it for more information.
      • Related issues:
    • Q: Can we have some attention on please? Seems like a bit of a strange regression.
      • It looks like someone just now posted a PR that fixes it, so the fix might be in 3006. Try it and see if that solves the problem, then let us know if it doesn’t.