Goiardi 0.8.0 is in the final stages of release engineering before its official release. This, of course, is the release that introduces shovey, the goiardi facility for running jobs on client nodes without having to do a full chef-client run.
0.8.0-pre3 should be the last prerelease version of goiardi 0.8.0. It goes hand in hand with schob 0.1.0pre2, now with updated documentation, and knife-shove 0.6.0-pre1. The shovey-jobs cookbook for setting up shovey on a node is important too, although it currently only works on Debian systems.
Documentation for all the pieces of shovey are available. The shovey docs in goiardi give an overview, and there’s some shovey API documentation as well. There’s knife-shove documentation and schob (the shovey client) documentation available in their respective repositories as well.
Barring any complications, a formal release should be coming in the next couple of days.