Bullhorn #37

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The Bullhorn

A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #37, 2021-11-04 (Past Issues)

Welcome to the Bullhorn, our newsletter for the Ansible developer community. If you have any questions or content you’d like to share, please reach out to us at the-bullhorn@redhat.com, or comment on this GitHub issue. Take a look at the "Community Update" torwards the end of this edition for a new way of sharing news/content!


General News Updates

dmsimard says

Ansible 2.9 and ansible-base 2.10 EOL have been announced for May 23, 2022: https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/kegIH5_okmg/

gundalow reports

Python 2.6 support for modules

We've just merged a guard preventing the use of Python 2.6 for executing modules into ansible.module_utils.basic for devel/2.13.

The milestone branch won't be advanced to include this until tentatively 2021 Dec 13.

Major New Releases


Ansible is the full-fat package containing Ansible Core & the Community Collections

dmsimard says

Ansible 4.8.0 has been released: https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/at_Cjdu-gh4

dmsimard reports

Ansible 5.0.0a3 is available for testing: https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-devel/c/gm4oSevkabo


VScode extension, language server, linter, molecule, runner, navigator and potentially other development goodies

ssbarnea reports

vscode extension 0.6.1 is out https://github.com/ansible/vscode-ansible/discussions/297 -- we will have weekly releases (when having something to release).


Tooling for building various things related to ansible

felixfontein says

antsibull 0.39.0 has been released.

Collection Updates

briantist reports

community.hashi_vault version 1.4.1 has been released with new content, bugfixes (including one for aws_iam_login auth), and a deprecation.

Gwmngilfen (work) says

community.routeros 2.0.0 released

A new major release with breaking changes in the behavior of community.routeros.command and community.routeros.api.

See the release notes for all changes.

Gwmngilfen (work) reports

community.crypto 1.9.6 has been released (with a bugfix)

felixfontein says

community.crypto 2.0.0 has been released!

community.general 3.8.1 has been released community.genreal 4.0.0 has been released

Community Updates

cybette reports

Live News Reporting

We're trying out a new way to report news! If you have anything to share about what you've been up to with Ansible lately, at any time, simply hop into #social:ansible.com and leave a message, tagging newsbot. Your update will then be included in the next edition of the Bullhorn (pending editor approval, of course).

The intention here is to drive discussion around the news - while we have the GitHub issue for logging news, we felt it was a little dry. The Ansible community is a vibrant place, and we want to make it possible for others to comment easily on the news, give feedback, ask questions and so forth.

The newsbot only listens in #social:ansible.com because we want to make it the place to discuss anything Ansible related, rather than fragmenting the news over many channels. We hope this is a low-effort way of getting the word out about your new release, new project, blog post, event, or anything Ansible-related.

Feel free to ask myself or Gwmngilfen questions, and you can view a more detailed README in the repo.

Gwmngilfen (work) says

If you want to see how this works with a room that is used to it, check out #twim:matrix.org and the resulting posts at https://matrix.org/blog/category/this-week-in-matrix

cybette says

Please take the Contributor Survey (whether or not you attended the Contributor Summit, we'd love your feedback!)

That’s all for now!

Have any questions you’d like to ask, or issues you’d like to see covered? Please ask in #social:ansible.com! See you next time!