Bullhorn #87

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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #87, 2023-01-11 (Past Issues)

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cybette contributed


Happy New Year! Welcome to the first issue of The Bullhorn in 2023. We look forward to more exciting collaborations with the Ansible Community this year!

cybette said

Ansible Contributor Summit

Ansible Contributor Summit 2023.02 will be held on the third day of CfgMgmtCamp 2023 on February 8, 2023, where participants will be able to join both in-person (in Ghent, Belgium) and online. Please take a look at the initial details here and propose your topics!


russoz contributed

The modules community.general.rax_* are being marked for deprecation, as they all rely on the Python package pyrax that has been deprecated in 2017. If you are interested in keeping these modules in the collection, please volunteer to maintain them and hopefully move them away from the deprecated library. See more in this issue.

mariolenz shared

The dellemc.unity collection has passed the Collection inclusion procedure and will be included in the next minor release of Ansible. Thanks to rajendraindukuri, anupamaloke and Jennifer-John for the contribution!

felixfontein said

community.sops 1.6.0 (changelog) has been released with improvements for the community.sops.install role.

felixfontein contributed

community.general 6.2.0 (changelog) has been released. Please note that the Rackspace modules might get deprecated in version 7.0.0 and removed in version 9.0.0, since the Python library they are based on (pyrax) has been deprecated for a long time. If you are interested in maintaining and improving (potentially partially rewriting?) the modules to avoid removal, please look at the GitHub issue discussing this.

resmo shared

vultr.cloud released v1.5.1, a bug fix release. See changelog for details.

markuman said

community.proxysql 1.5.0 and 1.5.1 have been released.

felixfontein shared

community.crypto 2.10.0 (changelog) has been released with bugfixes and a bunch of new filter plugins which make it easier to obtain information from keys, certificates, and other objects.

Simon Dodsley shared

purestorage.flasharray 1.16.0 (changelog) has been released with bugfixes and a new module to support the array SNMP Agent.

abuzachis said

amazon.aws 3.5.1 has been released with a security fix (see changelog for details).

amazon.aws 4.4.0 has been released with a number of security and minor bug fixes (see changelog for details).

felixfontein contributed

community.routeros 2.6.0 (changelog) has been released with new features and bugfixes for the community.routeros.api_modify and community.routeros.api_info modules.


mariolenz said

As mentioned in The Bullhorn #83, we consider community.fortios an effectively unmaintained collection. Therefore, we've opened a community / steering committee vote on removing it from the Ansible 9 community package.

felixfontein said

If you are still using the community.docker 1.x.y releases, you might be interested in the discussion whether these should be declared End of Life or not.


briantist shared

Galactory has released several new versions. v0.8.0 released with several features and bugfixes, and our first external contribution. Shortly after patch releases v0.8.1 and v0.8.2 released to fix some bugs introduced in v0.8.0.

briantist shared

Galactory has also released v0.9.0, adding basic support for ProxyFix for use with reverse proxies and load balancers.


anwesha contributed

The first Ansible Meetup for 2023 is happening tomorrow (January 12) in Stockholm! Check out the details and RSVP at our event page. See you there! 🙂


samccann shared

Ansible product documentation (AAP) have a few senior technical writing reqs open. See the following for details: * Senior Technical Writer (US-MA-Westford) * Senior Technical Writer (US-NC-Raleigh) * Senior Technical Writer (IE-Remote)

samccann said

Ansible product documentation (AAP) is looking for a senior content strategist! See Senior Content Strategist (US-Remote) for details!


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