Open Hour 2022-JAN-20

January 20, 2022 - Alyssa Rock

Agenda

  • General updates and announcements
  • Community forum updates
  • Salt docs updates
  • The Salty 5
  • Help wanted
  • Q&A plus discussion

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General updates and announcements

  • Open Hours are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10a.m. to 11a.m. Pacific.
  • Our next Salt Community Open Hour will be February 3.
  • We are constructing a new Salt Project e-store! We’ll be stocking it with all kinds of new items, so stay tuned!
  • In the future Open Hour, we’ll give prizes to those who attend Open Hour!

Events

Community forum updates

  • No community forum updates this week due to illnesses on the Salt team.

Salt docs updates

  • We recently held the first Salt Docs working group meeting of the year. We had good attendance and reviewed what the group had been working on the previous year. We also discussed what projects we might want to tackle first in the group. Next time we’re going to talk about implementing Vale and other quality checks to help us shift left on the docs.
  • Join us for the next Salt Docs working group meeting of the year: Tuesday, January 25 at 3p MST / 2p PST / 22:00 UTC.
  • Alyssa met with stakeholders to discuss the Salt Docs Roadmap and determine the focus of the next docs initiative. The first initiative is going to be creating a set of quality standards for the module documentation. See Create and implement quality standards for module documentation for more information about our plan for working on this initiative.

The Salty 5

  • This is a new segment of the Open Hour!
  • In this segment, Salt Project community members can share interesting projects they’re working on with Salt.
  • The goal is to inspire fellow community members to get creative and share insights about how they’re using Salt.
  • Each project will have 5 minutes or less to present their project and we can do more than one at a time if enough people want to share.

Help wanted

Q&A plus discussion

  • Q: Can I find out what else I need to do for this PR? https://github.com/saltstack/salt/pull/61441
    • A: We’ll take a look at that PR later. It should be possible to merge it soon.
  • Q: Let’s talk about Salt Extensions! Related PR: https://github.com/saltstack/salt/pull/61207
    • A: Salt Extensions will be the future for modules. For new modules that are not core to the functionality of Salt, community members will be able to create and maintain their own Salt extension modules independently. We still have a lot of details to work out and logistics. We’ve built out a proof of concept, but many details remain to be decided, including hosting and test development.
  • Q: Can someone look at this as I don’t think it’s been addressed in the new salt extension? https://github.com/saltstack/salt/pull/60739
    • A: We’ll take a look and it should be mergeable once it passes the test suite.