Bullhorn #40

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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #40, 2021-12-21 (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 chat with us in the Ansible Social room on Matrix.

This will be the last issue for 2021. A big THANKS to every one of you for all of your contributions! Happy holidays and see you in 2022 :tada:


cybette shared


andersson007_ contributed

Here's a reminder that the community-docs repository, among other useful documents, contains the following ones: * Contributing to Ansible Guidelines describes many different ways you can contribute to the Open Source projects of the Ansible ecosystem. * Contributor Path describes a contributor path in scope of the Ansible project from the early beginning. * Quick-Start Development Guide describes all the steps needed to create your first patch and submit a pull request. * Collection Maintainer Guidelines contains an overview of maintenance-related tasks, criteria for becoming a maintainer, along with recommendations on how to build a healthy and active community around your collection.

Community feedback will be very valuable! So if you know how to make the documents better, please create issues / pull requests.

dmsimard said

ansible 5.0.0 has been deleted, please use ansible 5.0.1 (or the just released 5.1.0) if you have python>=3.8 available, or ansible 4.10.0 if you have python version prior to 3.8 -- more information in https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/t0JoB6evpt8/m/UHzmz8-2CgAJ



ansible is a batteries-included package providing a curated set of Ansible collections in addition to ansible-core

dmsimard contributed

ansible 4.10.0 has been released: https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/BJxz60-mq7w -- it's the last 4.x maintenance release now that ansible 5.x is out. There's instructions included in the announcement for getting collection updates from Ansible 5 for users that wish to stay on ansible-core 2.11.x.

dmsimard said

ansible 5.1.0 has been released: https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/_R6rfPkj028


Tooling for building various things related to ansible

felixfontein contributed

antsibull-changelog 0.13.0 has been released (changelog). This release should make releasing more reliable by fixing bugs and automatically linting before releasing.


ansible-core is a minimal package containing the base engine, modules, and plugins

nitzmahone shared

New releases: ansible-core 2.12.1, ansible-core 2.11.7, ansible-base 2.10.16.


briantist shared

community.hashi_vault version 2.1.0 has been released, with some deprecations and a rename of the aws_iam_login auth method to aws_iam.

felixfontein contributed

community.crypto 2.0.2 has been released with some documentation fixes.

akasurde said

community.vmware 1.17.0 has been released. You can read more information here.

felixfontein shared

community.docker 1.10.2 and 2.0.2 have been released with bugfixes for the community.docker.nsenter and community.docker.docker_api connection plugins and the community.docker.docker_container_exec module (2.0.2 changelog, 1.10.2 changelog).

alinabuzachis said

amazon.aws version 3.0.0 has been released.

felixfontein contributed

community.general 3.8.3 has been released with some bugfixes (changelog).

felixfontein said

community.general 4.2.0 has been released with new features and bugfixes (changelog).


samccann said

Looking for help with some easyfix Ansible docs issues - https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3Adocs+label%3Aeasyfix

jillr shared

The Ansible Diversity Working Group is looking to grow! If you're interested in helping make the Ansible community a more representative and welcoming community for all, join us in #ansible-diversity on Matrix or IRC. We are also looking to learn from other Diversity groups so if you know of any, please add the link to this issue.

felixfontein contributed

We are looking for feedback on improving the Ansible documentation by mentioning the plugin type more prominently in some cases. Please take a look here: https://github.com/ansible-community/community-topics/issues/57

samccann shared

We are looking for feedback on whether we should highlight FQCN for ansible-core built in modules, or use just the short name in our documentation and examples. Please provide your thoughts at https://github.com/ansible-community/community-topics/issues/58



Maintainers help to run the community!

gundalow shared

A lot has been happening in the community.zabbix collection. They've gained two new maintainers, rockaut and ragingpastry, congratulations to both and thank you for your continued great work. The team has recently released version 1.5.1. If you're interested in Zabbix, join the active discussion in #community-zabbix_community:gitter.im via Matrix.


cybette contributed

Calling for participation for the FOSDEM 2022 Infra Management Devroom. Possible topics include configuration management, infrastructure automation, and much more! Check out the details and submit your proposals by 2021-12-31 23:55 (Europe/Brussels).


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!