Bullhorn #38

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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #38, 2021-11-18 (Past Issues)

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cybette said


samccann contributed

We are proposing the addition of semantic markup for module documentation to separate what the module has (options, values, etc.) from how we display it (bold, italic, monospace, etc.). See https://github.com/ansible-community/community-topics/issues/53 for details and to add your thoughts.

samccann said

We are experimenting with changing the module documentation tables that appear on docs.ansible.com to make them more compatible with smaller screen sizes. This also impacts how it appears on wider screens so please take a look at https://github.com/ansible-community/antsibull/pull/335 and post your comments!

Before example:


After example:


(More examples in the pull request.)


Ansible Core is minimal package containing the base engine, modules, and plugins

gundalow said

We are happy to announce that ansible-core-2.12 is available on CentOS Stream - Ansible on Koji Hub



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

dmsimard contributed

Ansible 5.0.0b2 (including ansible-core 2.12.0) is now available for testing: https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/_Z4JE5X-gZg


Ansible Core is minimal package containing the base engine, modules, and plugins

Gwmngilfen (work) said

Update from @sivel: New major release: ansible-core 2.12.0 https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/Q3Gp8O8sJak


Tooling for building various things related to ansible

felixfontein contributed

antsibull 0.39.2 has been released


felixfontein said

community.docker 1.10.1 and 2.0.1 have been released with docs fixes

felixfontein said

community.hrobot 1.2.1 has been released

briantist contributed

community.hashi_vault version 1.5.0 has been released with a new action group and mount_point vars for plugins. This is expected to be the final 1.x release of the collection.

briantist shared

community.hashi_vault version 2.0.0 has been released. Some deprecated features have been removed and support for Python 2 and Python 3.5 has been dropped.

felixfontein shared

community.dns 2.0.2 has been released with updates to the Public Suffix List

resmo contributed

ngine_io.vultr has started the conversion to the Vultr API v2, which will be completed with the collection release of 2.0.0. Progress can be followed at https://github.com/ngine-io/ansible-collection-vultr/pull/22.

felixfontein said

community.general 2.5.7 has been released. This is the last regular 2.5.x release, from now on there will only be releases for major bugfixes or security fixes.

andersson007_ said

community.cockroachdb 0.2.0 has been released

felixfontein contributed

community.general 4.0.2 has been released

evgeni shared

The Foreman Ansible Collection v3.0.0 was released. Most notable changes include: - drop of Ansible 2.8 support (breaking change) - switch inventory plugin to the new Reports API (breaking change as this might change returned results) - convert2rhel role to ease setup of environments to convert CentOS and Oracle Linux installations to RHEL

full changelog

tremble contributed

amazon.aws 2.1.0 has been released community.aws 2.1.0 has been released

felixfontein said

community.internal_test_tools 0.5.0 has been released with some tool improvements

endorama shared

community.sops 1.2.0 has been released


Gwmngilfen (work) contributed

Contributor Summit on Matrix Live

I got the chance to join Thib from Element on the latest episode of Matrix Live! We spent a very pleasant time discussing how running events on Matrix felt, what the architecture was, where we think it did well, and how to improve it in the future. You can watch it on YouTube or on the This Week in Matrix blog.

cybette said

Thanks to those who have already filled in the Contributor Survey! If you haven't had the chance to do so, please spare a few minutes to take the survey. We truly appreciate your feedback!


Maintainers help to run the community!

andersson007_ said

The community.libvirt collection is looking for new maintainers. If you're interested, please let us know in this issue. Thank you!


cybette contributed

tima shared

An Ansible Working Group meeting has been started under the Operator Framework project community. Meetings will be held monthly, ever third Monday at 5PM UTC. Topics will include not only the Ansible Operator SDK, but also the kubernetes.core collection and other Ansible + cloud native discussion. For more information see the Operator Framework community repo. The first meeting was held November 15. A recording of the call is available here. The WG has also setup a new mailing list for discussion between the meetings. Please subscribe and join in the conversation.


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