Coming Soon, Chef 0.7.8

Over the weekend, we found out from our excellent community that the attributes improvements weren't totally backwards compatible as we thought.

For now the 0.7.6 gems have been pulled from [deprecated location]* and we will be releasing Chef 0.7.8 later today which will fix the issues. Summary of the attributes-related issues:

CHEF-473 – Attributes don't set correctly using ||=
CHEF-477 – Walking deeply nested attributes with .each w/o defaults or overrides causes exception
CHEF-479 – Wrong saved names in attributes

Full notes about the release will be posted when 0.7.8 is available.

*Note: since the original date of this post, Chef gems have been updated to be distributed through

Joshua Timberman

Joshua Timberman is a Code Cleric at CHEF, where he Cures Technical Debt Wounds for 1d8+5 lines of code, casts Protection from Yaks, and otherwise helps continuously improve internal technical process.