Bullhorn #65

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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #65, 2022-07-01 (Past Issues)

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cybette contributed


Don Naro shared

Work continues on improving Ansible documentation for retrievability and general organization. In this update we're pleased to announce several changes to the User Guide:

We hope these changes help you navigate the Ansible documentation more easily and find the content you're looking for. More changes to the User Guide are in plan and next up we're aiming to consolidate some of the Playbook content in the User Guide. You can find out more about this effort, and join in the conversation, in GitHub issue 78082.

gundalow said

The Ansible Core team has recently begun Phase 2 development for ansible-core 2.14 as of June 27, which means that the milestone branch has been advanced to the last commit of Jun 24, 2022 corresponding to ansible/ansible@4594c0c.

See the ansible-core 2.14 roadmap for more information.


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.

ompragash shared

📢Ansible 5.10.0 has been released and available in PyPI!🎉 🔗 https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/7rnkSYhdjSY

💽 You can install it by running the following command or download the tar.gz directly from pypi:

pip install ansible==5.10.0 --user

🔆Note:🔆 This is the last release of Ansible 5.x

Check Release Notes📦️🗒️ and Ansible 5 Porting Guide for more details!


andersson007_ said

The following collection inclusion requests are waiting for your review: * vultr.cloud * inspur.ispim

See the process description to learn how to do it.

Please help the community extend the Ansible package!


Gwmngilfen said

Matrix Room Shields for repo READMEs?

I've opened an example PR for displaying a Shields.io shield for a Matrix room inside the README of a repository. This is the same kind of thing as you often see for test coverage, code coverage, Python versions, etc.

I think this is an useful extra way for maintainers to direct users to the right place to get help, and has the nice side-effect of demonstrating the large vibrant community we have. I'm looking to get feedback on whether this should go in the template repo, so that people know it's an option - what are your thoughts? Please comment on the PR!

briantist contributed

Python version support for hvac library

The community.hashi_vault collection is looking for feedback about support for end-of-life Python versions going forward. Join the discussion.


cybette shared

Ansible Minneapolis is planning a social hour on July 21, and if you have a topic you'd like to discuss, join the meetup group and let the organizer know!

cybette contributed

Ansible Atlanta is restarting their monthly meetups on August 4. Catch up with them to hear updates about what is happening in the Ansble community and how some of the changes are reflected in Red Hat's Ansible Automation Platform.

cybette said

AnsibleFest and Ansible Contributor Summit

AnsibleFest 2022 will be in Chicago, IL (USA) this year, on October 18 & 19. The call for proposals is now open until July 15, 2022.

Content topics can include: * Getting Started * Automating Red Hat products * Use Case / Domain-focused (e.g. Network, Security, Cloud) * Audience-focused (e.g. Developers, Operations) * Thought Leadership * Community and Culture

There will be an Ansible Contributor Summit the day before AnsibleFest on October 17, 2022, where participants will be able to join both in-person (in Chicago) and online. We have started pre-registration for this event. Please check out the details on Eventbrite!


gundalow shared

Ansible is looking for an Agile Practitioner to support the Red Hat Ansible Platform (Remote USA).

In this role, you will work closely with creative and experienced engineers to create innovative technology for the next generation of offerings. You will primarily focus on a strategic part of the Ansible organization centered around infrastructure and support for the Ansible development teams. An important part of this role is as coach and champion of agile principles throughout the organization to facilitate the transition to a continuous improvement mindset. You should love helping engineering succeed, and have a passion for concepts surrounding automation, DevOps, site reliability engineering (SRE), and other modern software development techniques.

To find out more and apply, check out the job description.


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