[ANN] Resource API v1.3.0 Release

David Armstrong

Hi all,

We're pleased to announce that version 1.3.0 of the Resource API is being released today.

The Resource API provides a simple way to create new native resources in the form of types and providers for Puppet. It is provided as a Ruby gem to be referenced within modules. Support for it has been included as an experimental feature in version 1.4 of the Puppet Development Kit (pdk new provider). Use the resource_api module or the puppet 6 nightly packages to deploy it in your infrastructure.

The new release of the Resource API provides the following enhancements:

The new release also contains the following notable bugfixes:

  • Additional checks added for reserved attribute names.
  • `puppet apply` will now work correctly when accessing an absent resource.
  • Mungify will no longer affect workflows outside of `puppet resource`.

See the CHANGELOG for a full list of changes

We encourage all module developers to review the Resource API and use it when creating types and providers. For reference, there is an example of its usage in a branch of the apt module.

Please let us know of your experiences with the Resource API, either here, on Slack (#forge-modules), or on the github repo.


David Armstrong

David Armstrong
Software Engineer