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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #54, 2022-04-14 (Past Issues)

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KEY DATES ⏱️

cybette contributed

GENERAL NEWS UPDATES 🔈️

cybette said

The live video stream from Ansible Contributor Summit 2022.04 is available for playback! Thanks to ziegenberg, we now have timestamps for the individual sessions as chapters in the video, so you can go directly to the presentations you're interested in, or might have missed. We will be sharing the rest of the info (talk details, slides, etc.) as well as the Contributor Survey next week. Thanks again to everyone for your participation and making it an amazing experience for all!

Ansible ↗ 📦️

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 6.0.0 alpha1 (including ansible-core 2.13.0b0) is now available for testing: https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/qWfZJ8FoeCI. It includes the newest major releases of included Ansible collections and ships python wheels resulting in significantly improved installation performance. Please give it a try and let us know if you encounter any issues!

MAJOR NEW RELEASES 🏆️

Antsibull ↗ 🐂

Tooling for building the Ansible package and collection documentation.

felixfontein said

antsibull 0.44.0 (changelog) has been released. Note that upgrading from < 0.44.0 to >= 0.44.0 is complicated by the fact that the package has been split up into three packages: antsibull-core, antsibull-docs, and antsibull. The way pip works will probably remove the antsibull-docs CLI command since it moved to the dependent package antsibull-docs. To work around this, either first uninstall antsibull before installing 0.44.0, or re-install antsibull-docs afterwards.

felixfontein contributed

If you are using the antsibull-docs or antsibull-lint collection-docs CLI command from the antsibull package, consider switching to using the new antsibull-docs 1.0.0 package instead! It is more stable and comes with less potential baggage to carry around.

COLLECTION UPDATES 🪄

hunleyd shared

community.postgresql has released both 1.7.2 and 2.1.3 today with minor fixes and an important deprecation.

ompragash contributed

community.network 1.3.7 & 2.2.2 & 3.2.0 have been released with some improvements and bug fixes (see changelogs 1.3.7, 2.2.2, 3.2.0 for more details)🎉

itsbryantp shared

The ibm.ds8000 1.0.0 collection has had its first release to Ansible Galaxy! The IBM DS8000 collection provides modules and plugins for interacting with the IBM DS8000 family storage products, starting with host and volume management capabilities. Check out the following blog to learn more along with the changelog for more details.

itsbryantp said

The ibm.ibm_zhmc 1.0.2 is now certified and available on Ansible Automation Hub! See the release notes for details.

jillr shared

The Ansible Cloud Team has released the 0.1.0 alpha version of a new collection for AWS using the new Amazon Cloud Control API https://galaxy.ansible.com/amazon/cloud

COMMUNITY UPDATES 👂️

gundalow said

Awesome Ansible Awesome Ansible

Thanks to the great work by KeyboardInterrupt we now have awesome-ansible which has a curated list of cool Ansible projects.

A lot of time and effort has been put into this list to ensure the resources and projects listed are high-quality, only awesome items. Awesome lists are curations of the best, not everything.

  • Take a look at the existing list, to find something new
  • If you know of something missing, edit the list
  • Ideas on bigger changes, such as new sections (groups of tools, non-English resources), raise an issue

COMMUNITY EVENTS AND MEETUPS 📅

gundalow contributed

The next Ansible London Virtual Meetup will be on Tuesday 19th April at 18:30 BST (17:30 UTC), all are welcome.

  1. ansible-lint future and its fixing new feature by Sorin Sbarnea
  2. Deploying an OpenStack infrastructure on a single server with Ansible by James Freeman
  3. How I migrated from Puppet to Ansible by Dennis McCarthy

  4. Event page: meetup

  5. YouTube: live steam
  6. Matrix Chat: #europe:ansible.com (preferred)
  7. IRC Chat: #ansible-eu on Libera.chat

dmsimard said

We'll have our first Ansible Montreal meetup in person since the beginning of the pandemic! Presentations will be in French and available in streaming if you can't make it. Sign up here for the April 21 meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Ansible-Montreal/events/284804996/

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!