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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #72, 2022-09-02 (Past Issues)

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samccann contributed

We are archiving old EOL Ansible doc sets to a new archive site. This will remove search results that point to older docs. Select the Visit the archive button from https://docs.ansible.com/ansible_community.html

We will redirect the older URLs for these doc sets to latest so be sure to bookmark this if you are using an EOL version of Ansible. Today's archive has Ansible 2.3. We will announce others as they are archived.


sshnaidm contributed

Openstack Ansible collections released stable version 1.9.0, it includes about 30 bugfixes and improvements. Also it restricts OpenstackSDK version to be less than 0.99.0, since the 0.99.0 release breaks backward compatibility and a new major collection version will be released for OpenstackSDK > 0.99.0. See more details in README.

mariolenz said

The inspur.ispim collection has been included in the ansible package.

Simon Dodsley said

purestorage.fusion 1.1.0 (changelog) has been released with new features and bugfixes.

mariolenz contributed

It looks like the mellanox.onyx collection is effectively unmaintained. According to the current community guidelines for collections, we consider removing it in a future version of the Ansible community package. Please see Unmaintained collection: mellanox.onyx for more information or to announce that you’re interested in taking over the maintenance of (a fork of) mellanox.onyx.

At least one month after this announcement appears here and in the collection’s issue tracker, the Ansible Community Steering Committee will vote on whether this collection is considered unmaintained and will be removed, or whether it will be kept. If it will be removed, this will happen earliest in Ansible 8.0.0. Please note that you can still manually install the collection with ansible-galaxy collection install mellanox.onyx even when it has been removed from Ansible.


andersson007_ shared

The following collection inclusion requests are waiting for your review:

See the process description to learn how to do it.

If you have any questions, just ping andersson007_ on Matrix in the #community:ansible.com room or on Libera.Chat IRC in the #ansible-community channel or directly.

Please help the community extend the Ansible package!


mariolenz shared

Please share your opinion on removing collections that announce themselves as being unmaintained or deprecated.


sshnaidm said

Let me share with you "Transible" - the tool which converts your cloud to Ansible playbooks, with Openstack and Amazon AWS EC2 & VPC currently supported. Try it and generate Ansible playbooks from your cloud infrastructure. More details in this Medium article and the repository is: https://github.com/sshnaidm/transible


cybette contributed

Ansible Contributor Summit 2022.10

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.

We have put together a preliminary agenda, subject to change based on comments and feedback - and here's where we need your input! Please use the comment feature on hackmd to comment on the draft agenda, or propose additional topics in the planning hackmd. Alternatively you can ping me on matrix/irc with your comments and suggestions. Thanks!

Ansible Atlanta Meetup

Join Ansible Atlanta in their next meetup on September 8 to Learn about Ansible Navigator. Check out the details in the links and RSVP.


cybette said

The Ansible Community team is looking for a Principal Software Community Engineer to join us!

In this role, you will work as part of a team focused on flourishing our amazing upstream community. The Ansible ecosystem is always growing and expanding. We want you to be part of the team that engages and keeps this community vibrant.

To find out more and apply, check out the job description. Note that this is a flexible Remote - global position, available in any country/state where Red Hat has a corporate presence.


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!