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Enable 'Cookstyle' checks for the public supermarket

I am a frequent user of the public cookbook supermarket (As I believe most of the chef consumers are). I've recently noticed the cookbook rating system which apparently relies on the foodcritic. foodcritic is no longer able to make proper syntax checks.The supermarket also isn't looking at metadata.rb correctly and likely not even policyfile. It is my understanding that the new best practice for linting and correcting your chef code is cookstyle.

The supermarket should be delivering code that is created following chef best practices. If the public supermarket is using deprecated testing, we run the risk of delivering broken code to the public. While I would hope most users would test the code before pushing it, this could still potentially cause a breaking change.

I understand that this wouldn't be a simple change to the code, I do believe there should be some serious attention given to it though. This would benefit not only customers but, the entire OSS community as well.

  • Jeff Brimager
  • Apr 17 2020
  • Planned
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  • Tim Smith commented
    1 Feb, 2022 06:04pm

    This will be part of the upcoming 5.0 release