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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #69, 2022-08-08 (Past Issues)

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cybette said


john-westcott-iv contributed

We're happy to announce that the next release of AWX, version 21.4.0 is now available! Some notable features include: * Bump Receptorctl to 1.2.3 * Added forks to unified jobs table * Remove update_on_project_update * Adding fields to job_metadata for workflows and approval nodes * Adding subscriptions module and adding pool_id to license module * Adding remove_superuser and remove_system_auditors to the SAML user attribute map

In addition AWX Operator version 0.26.0 has also been released! Some notable features include: * Fix undefined limit key in installation config * Restore not managed external postgresql * Bump dependencies * Use new postgres pod label when migrating from old instance

Please see the releases pages for more details: AWX: https://github.com/ansible/awx/releases/tag/21.4.0 Operator: https://github.com/ansible/awx-operator/releases/tag/0.26.0

Known Issues: There is a known issue that the helm charts were not properly updated for Operator 0.26.0. See https://github.com/ansible/awx-operator/issues/1011. Help wanted. Once this is resolved we will be making a new release of AWX Operator.

ssbarnea contributed

ansible-lint 6.4.0 was released with lots of bugfixes and a new feature called "profiles", one that allow you to easily pick which set of rules you want to follow. https://github.com/ansible/ansible-lint/discussions/2254

Antsibull 🐂

Tooling for building the Ansible package and collection documentation.

felixfontein shared

antsibull 0.49.0 has been released (changelog). This bugfix and feature release contains a breaking change in the release role, and the repository now follows the REUSE specification.

felixfontein contributed

antsibull-changelog 0.16.0 (changelog) has been released with improved support for standalone projects and support for newer rstcheck versions. It also mostly follows the REUSE specification.

felixfontein said

antsibull-docs 1.2.0 (changelog) has been released with some new features and bugfixes. Main news affect easier to use seealso support for plugins, and a way to check generated collection docs with rstcheck as part of the lint-collection-docs subcommand.

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 6.2.0 is out!❤️ 🔗https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-announce/c/gSJBtyyHLrk

💽You can install it by running the following command or download the release tarball directly from pypi:

pip install ansible==6.2.0 --user

🔆Try the all new ansible-community command-line utility added in Ansible 6 that prints the version of the Ansible Community package:

$ ansible-community --version Ansible community version 6.2.0

➡️Check Release Notes📦️🗒️ and Ansible 6 Porting Guide for more details!


Collection Releases

tremble said

amazon.aws 4.1.0 has been released with some new features, bugfixes, and deprecated features, see changelog for details.

amazon.aws 3.4.0 has been released with some new bugfixes, see changelog for details.

csmart contributed

community.libvirt collection version 1.2.0 has been released, containing some bug fixes and expanded dynamic inventory which returns more guest information.

felixfontein shared

community.general 5.4.0 (changelog) has been released with new plugins, modules, features, and bugfixes.

Qalthos contributed

There have been a few networking releases this week: * ansible.netcommon 3.1.0 has been released with new features (changelog) * cisco.ios 3.3.0 has been released with new features (changelog) * cisco.iosxr 3.3.0 has been released with new features (changelog)

tremble shared

community.aws 3.5.0 has been released with various bugfixes, see changelog for details.

community.aws 4.1.1 has been released with some new features, bugfixes, and deprecated features, see changelog for details.

felixfontein contributed

community.docker 3.0.0-rc1 (changelog) has been released. If no further bugs are reported, the final 3.0.0 release will appear in around two weeks. This release features a complete rewrite of docker_container, and most modules and plugins no longer need the Docker SDK for Python (except the ones for managing Docker Swarm).

felixfontein said

community.routeros 2.2.0 (changelog) has been released. It contains two new modules, community.routeros.api_info and community.routeros.api_modify, which allow to modify certain paths in a more Ansible-like fashion using the RouterOS API.

laurent-indermuehle said

The community.mysql collection versions 1.4.8, 2.3.9 and 3.4.0 have been released.

felixfontein shared

community.azure 2.0.0 has been released. It is an empty shell containing tombstones for all modules contained in the previous versions. If you are still using community.azure, please migrate to azure.azcollection.

betanummeric contributed

The community.postgresql collection versions 1.7.5 and 2.2.0 have been released.

Collection Inclusion

andersson007_ said

We are happy to announce that the ibm.spectrum_virtualize collection has been included in the ansible community package. Thanks to everyone who helped review the collection and thanks to the maintainers for submitting the collection and making it satisfy the Collection requirements!

Collection Removal

mariolenz shared

The google.cloud collection is considered unmaintained and will be removed from Ansible 8 if no one starts maintaining it again before Ansible 8. See the removal process for details on how this works.


andersson007_ shared

The following collection inclusion requests are waiting for your review:

See the process description to learn how to do it.

Please help the community extend the Ansible package!


Maintainers 🪜

Maintainers help to run the community!

andersson007_ contributed

We are happy to announce a new maintainer of the community.zabbix collection - Michal Hybner (mu1f407 on GitHub)! Thank you, Michal, for your great contribution and desire to help with the collection!

andersson007_ said

We are happy to welcome several new maintainers in the community.zabbix collection: pyrodie18, BGmot and lzadjsf. Thank you, folks, for your interest and desire to help! Many thanks to D3DeFi, one of the current collection maintainers, for promoting them!

andersson007_ shared

We are also happy to announce a new maintainer of the community.postgresql collection - Felix Hamme (betanummeric on GitHub)! Our congratulations, Felix, and thank you for your great contribution in many collections and desire to help!

andersson007_ said

We are happy to announce that the community.mysql collection has found a new maintainer - Laurent Indermühle (laurent-indermuehle on GitHub). Our congratulations, Laurent, and thank you for your great contribution!

Thanks and congratulations to all! 👏🎉


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