We are excited to announce that all of the github repositories needed to build and run erchef are now public. The top-level git repository for Erchef, the open source Chef server written in Erlang, can be found at https://github.com/opscode/erchef/.
You can test drive a complete erchef powered Chef Server environment using the omnibus installer (this pre-release version is currently only available for Ubuntu 10.04).
We’ve created chef-server-demo, a project that will allow you to run the pre-release in a VirtualBox managed vm using just a few commands. The README file has the not-too-gory details. If you try it out and have feedback for us, we’d love to hear from you on the chef-dev mailing list.
There are a number of known issues in this pre-release version and it is NOT intended for use in production. We are continuing our work to improve erchef and will be including it in the upcoming Chef 11 release.
Stay tuned to this space for some posts describing how erchef is put together and some of the new features it will provide in Chef 11.