Bullhorn #90

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A Newsletter for the Ansible Developer Community Issue #90, 2023-02-03 (Past Issues)

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FOSDEM and CfgMgmtCamp

If you are attending FOSDEM (Feb 4-5) or CfgMgmtCamp (Feb 6-8), we will have an Ansible stand at both events! For FOSDEM, we'll be in building K level 1. Come by and chat with members of the Ansible team and community!

cybette contributed

Ansible Contributor Summit 2023.02

The schedule for Ansible Contributor Summit on Feb 8 is available! In addition, we're thinking of having an Ansible Community Social on Feb 7 in Ghent (as part of CfgMgmtCamp/Contributor Summit), please indidate your interest here by Feb 4 so we can find a location to accommodate us.

Live stream and online chat will be available as well. Check (and bookmark) the event HackMD note for details and updates!

samccann said

We are archiving Ansible 2.6 documentation. If you are using these docs, update bookmarks to point here. We will redirect the old link to /latest/ docs starting next week.


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.

felixfontein said

ansible-core 2.14.2 (changelog) has been released. For users, one important fix is that deprecations for module parameters and deprecated aliases are now shown again. This has been accidentally disabled since ansible-core 2.11. For developers, ansible-test obtained a large set of fixes and improvements, mostly regarding container handling (--docker argument); see the list of major changes in the changelog for some more information on this.

Antsibull 🐂

Tooling for building the Ansible package and collection documentation.

felixfontein shared

antsibull 0.53.0 (changelog) has been released with new features and bugfixes.

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.

chadams contributed

Ansible 7.2.0 is out! ❤️

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

pip install ansible==7.2.0 --user

➡️ Check Release Notes📦️🗒️ and Ansible 7 Porting Guide for more details!


felixfontein said

community.dns 2.5.0 (changelog) has been released with new features, bugfixes, and an updated Public Suffix List.

Timothy Appnel contributed

servicenow.itsm 2.1.0 has been released. Details here.

jm1 shared

A new major release 2.0.0 of the Ansible collection for OpenStack clouds aka openstack.cloud has been published: Massively refactored, openstacksdk 1.0 compatible, fully documented, extensively tested and new modules!

felixfontein said

community.general 5.8.5 (5.8.5 changelog) and 6.3.0 (6.3.0 changelog) have been released with new bugfixes, features, and two new modules for managing Out-Of-Band controllers with OCAPI.

mariolenz said

As mentioned in The Bullhorn #84, we voted on removing cyberark.pas from Ansible 9. We never announced the result (which was positive) because when we were counting the votes someone from Cyberark reached out to us and promised that they will work on the collection.

Long story short, it looks like they did! So we had another discussion and vote about the collection and decided to keep it since the collection requirements are met and the collection itself looks maintained again.

Timothy Appnel shared

I am happy to announce kubernetes.core 2.4.0 has been released with dozens of minor enhancements and fixes. Details are here.


andersson007_ contributed

The new collection inclusion requests are waiting for your reviews. Please help the community extend the ansible package!

samccann shared

Looking to help out in Ansible but not sure where to start? Take a look at some easyfix or good first issues: * across multiple collections * for all other Ansible projects


felixfontein said

There is a new community vote on the proposed Roadmap for Ansible 8, to end on Feburary 9th, 2023.

mariolenz said

As mentioned in The Bullhorn #69, we decided to remove google.cloud from Ansible 8 because we considered it unmaintained. Afterwards, someone from Google announced a plan to refactor and maintain the collection again.

Since then, there has been work on the collection and also some new releases. Therefore, we started a vote on cancelling the removal of google.cloud from Ansible 8.


steampunks said

We tested ChatGPT and here’s our conclusion: Although the current state of AI systems is not capable of generating production-ready Ansible Playbooks without manual writing, AI is still very useful - you just have to know how to use it.


Sean Sullivan contributed

The infra config as Code collection group will have a community meeting Feb 15th. Details here.

ompragash shared

📣 We are excited to announce the upcoming Ansible Community Day in India!

Join us in-person for a day of presentations, workshops, and networking with other Ansible enthusiasts. Learn about the latest developments in Ansible and how it can help you automate your IT infrastructure. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with the Ansible community and take your skills to the next level.

Register now on meetup.com. If you have an interesting Ansible use case or experience you would like to share, submit your talk proposal here.

🗓 SAT, FEB 25, 2023, 9:30 AM IST 📍 Red Hat India Private Limited, Magarpatta Inner Circle · Pune, Maharashtra

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There are several community meetups coming up! * Ansible NOVA on Feb 9 @ 6:00 PM EST * Ansible Atlanta on Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM EST * Ansible Zürich on Feb 28 @ 5:00 PM CET * Ansible München also on Feb 28 @ 6:00PM CET

Check out the respective event pages for details and RSVP!


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!