Bullhorn #68

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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #68, 2022-07-22 (Past Issues)

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cybette said


ssbarnea shared

Ansible DevTools team introduces an open-source mentoring program. If you like some of our tools and want to learn how to improve your open-source contributing skills, this might interest you.

Ansible-Core ⚡️

The ansible-core package contains the base engine and a small subset of modules and plugins. To see what's planned for the next release, look at the ansible-core roadmaps.

samccann contributed

Ansible Core 2.13 Documentation is now available in Japanese - https://docs.ansible.com/core-translated-ja.html


cybette said

ansible-core 2.13.2 has been released. This is a maintenance release, with a minor change improving the error message when the download of a pip bootstrap script fails, plus numerous bugfixes.


briantist contributed

community.hashi_vault has released version 3.1.0, announcing a change to a default value that will take place in 4.0.0.


felixfontein said

There is a new community / steering committee vote on whether there should be stronger rules for inter-collection dependencies for collections included in the Ansible package: https://github.com/ansible-community/community-topics/discussions/119

felixfontein contributed

There is a new community / steering committee vote on whether / how boolean values in documentation and other sources should be normalized: https://github.com/ansible-community/community-topics/discussions/120

mariolenz shared

As mentioned in The Bullhorn #63, we consider google.cloud an effectively unmaintained collection. Therefore, we've opened a community / steering committee vote on removing it from the Ansible 8 community package.


cybette contributed

"Ansible: Up and Running, 3rd Edition" by Bas Meijer, Lorin Hochstein, and René Moser has been released! Check out what's new and reserve your copy here. Code examples are available on GitHub.

steampunks said

Based on our experience writing countless Ansible Playbooks and Ansible Collections, we’ve created a guide for high-quality Ansible playbooks to achieve safe, reliable, and secure automation: https://steampunk.si/blog/ultimate-guide-for-high-quality-ansible-playbooks/


cybette shared

Ansible Contributor Summit

The Ansible Contributor Summit will be held the day before AnsibleFest 2022 on October 17, 2022, where participants will be able to join both in-person (in Chicago, IL, USA) and online. Please check out the details on Eventbrite and pre-register for the event as early as possible!

Take a look at the potential topics and propose your own!

cybette contributed

Ansible Atlanta Meetup

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.


Have any questions you’d like to ask, or issues you’d like to see covered? Please ask in #social:ansible.com! The Bullhorn editor will be taking a mid-year break, and will return in 2 weeks time. See you in August!