Bullhorn #42

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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #42, 2022-01-14 (Past Issues)

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dmsimard contributed

We are opening a call for proposals to the wider community for a monthly Ansible community meetup we would like to run on Matrix, IRC and Jitsi to fill in the gap between editions of AnsibleFest and Ansible Contributor Summits. While you can expect updates from the Ansible community and engineering teams, we would love to hear about your Ansible tips, projects and stories whether you are a user, a contributor or a developer.

If you are interested to do a proposal or would like to suggest an idea or topic for someone to talk about, please head to the GitHub repository we have prepared for the occasion: https://github.com/ansible-community/meetup

Thank you and we are looking forward to your proposals and ideas!


The Ansible package includes ansible-core and is a batteries-included package that provides a curated set of Ansible collections. See the Ansible roadmaps for future release plans.

samccann said

We have updated the module/plugin tables in Ansible documentation so they work better on smaller screens and include links when a module name is mentioned. This is only available on devel docs so far. See examples - https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/collections/community/crypto/acme_certificate_module.html#parameters and https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/collections/community/hashi_vault/hashi_vault_lookup.html#parameters. Feedback welcome!



The Ansible package includes ansible-core and is a batteries-included package that provides a curated set of Ansible collections. See the Ansible roadmaps for future release plans.

dmsimard shared

ansible 5.2.0 has been released: https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/iEXVScuWHfI -- it includes updates from cisco.meraki, community.crypto, community.dns, community.docker, community.general, community.hashi_vault, community.hrobot, community.proxysql, dellemc.openmanage, netbox.netbox, purestorage.flasharray and t_systems_mms.icinga_director.


felixfontein said

community.crypto 2.1.0 has been released with some new modules and bugfixes (changelog).

sshnaidm said

openstack.cloud collection released 1.6.0 version, we've got new RBAC modules for neutron - neutron_rbac_policy, neutron_rbac_policies_info and new module for discovering Nova services - compute_service_info, and a few bugfixes of course.

sshnaidm said

containers.podman collection released new 1.9.1 version, since last update we have new podman_tag module, also updated module podman_secret which manages secrets for Pods and options for newest Podman Pod versions.

markuman contributed

community.aws 3.0.0 has just been released.

felixfontein shared

community.general 4.3.0 has been released with new features and bugfixes (changelog).


samccann contributed

Looking for a way to contribute to Ansible? How about starting with one of these easyfix issues? https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3Aeasyfix


gundalow said

We are looking at improving the consistency of Ansible plugin documentation by requiring FQCN (Fully Qualified Collection Names) for all plugins, including builtin (i.e. those plugins included in ansible-core). This allows examples to be copied and pasted without you updating your collections: keyword. Full details of the proposal and the ability to record your vote can be done in community-topics#58.

gundalow shared

We are looking at mentioning the plugin type more prominently on docs.ansible.com. This is due to feedback that it's confusing when there are two plugins with the same name, i.e. file (lookup or module). Full details of the proposal, and the ability to record your vote can be done via community-topic#61.

gundalow shared

We are looking at reducing the maintenance for old stable branches for community.general and community.network collection repositories. We'd welcome your feedback, in particular if you think you may be negatively impacted by the change. Full details of the proposal, and the ability to record your vote can be done via community-topic#55.


cybette contributed

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Gwmngilfen said

FOSDEM 2022 - Ansible & Matrix, 6(ish) months on

As part of the FOSDEM Matrix devroom, I'll be taking a look at our journey so far with Matrix - where we came from, how we got to here, what's gone well (or not), and what I hope we'll achieve in the next chunk of time. Me being me, there will be graphs as well ;)

I'm also looking for feedback on how you have found the journey so far, whether as an existing user of either Matrix or IRC, or as someone who has moved over. You'll have to be quick though, as I need to record the final version by Friday 21st!

cybette contributed

Join Ansible Singapore group in Ansible Virtual Meet Up - January 2022 on Thursday, Jan 20. Check the details and RSVP here.

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I'll be sharing Lessons from 6 Virtual Ansible Contributor Summits in FOSDEM 2022's Conference Organisation devroom on Saturday, Feb 5, 2022. Check out other Ansible-related happenings at FOSDEM!


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!