To get the full benefit from versioned cookbooks it would be good to get version aware dependency tracking
Absolutely. This is definitely part of the longer term plan. But it's not shipping in 0.9.0, so I need to bump the fix version.
bulk reassigning to 0.9.4
http://github.com/thommay/chef/tree/CHEF-1290 ; it's dependent on CHEF-1423 and the changes therein.
bulk updating fix versions to next release
setting the fix version to 0.10, which is when it will ship.
Chef 0.10 ships with cookbook version dependencies! Yay!