The Bullhorn #114

This week in Ansible Community

Issue #114, 2023-08-31 (Past Issues)

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KEY DATES :stopwatch:

cybette shared


cybette said

Ansible Community Day, Berlin 2023

Call for Proposals for the event closes on Sept 4 at 23:59 UTC! We have received some excellent proposals (thank you for all the submissions!) and we have room for a couple more. Please get your proposals in asap!

If you haven’t yet registered, we’d appreciate you doing it soon on Eventbrite so we can coordinate the space and refreshments accordingly. Looking forward to connecting with the community on Sept 20!

cybette contributed

Ansible Contributor Summit 2023.10

Ansible Contributor Summit 2023.10 will be held on the first day of Sprints at DjangoCon US 2023 on October 19, where participants will be able to join both in-person (in Durham, NC, USA) and online. Please take a look at the initial details here and propose your topics!


AWX Project :arrow_upper_right:

AWX provides a web-based user interface, REST API, and task engine built on top of Ansible.

Lila Yasin contributed

We’re happy to announce that AWX Version 23.0.0 is now available! We’re happy to announce that AWX Operator version 2.5.2 is now available!

PROJECT UPDATES :hammer_and_wrench:

nilashish said

We are working on a new Ansible Content scaffolding tool - ansible-creator, which is currently available in this repo. This is intended to consolidate all our previous efforts around this topic. Please try it out and share your feedback!


betanummeric contributed

The community.postgresql collection released a new version: 3.2.0.

Sean Sullivan said

infra.controller_configuration 2.5.1 has been released. This Ansible collection allows for easy interaction with an AWX or Ansible Controller server via Ansible roles using the AWX/Controller collection modules.

Visit the collection repo for more information and updates.

resmo said

I am pleased to announce the new release of in version 1.9.0, which brings support for bare metal servers and VPC 2.0.

Sean Sullivan said

infra.ah_configuration 2.0.2 has been released. This Ansible collection allows for easy interaction with an Galaxy NG or Ansible Automation Hub via Ansible modules and roles.

Visit the collection repo for more information and updates.

mariolenz contributed

As mentioned in The Bullhorn #113, we’ve opened a community / steering committee vote on declaring ngine_io.exoscale an effectively unmaintained collection and remove it from the Ansible 10 community package. Since then, there has been a new release. As a result, the vote ended with the decision to keep the collection in the community package.

mariolenz contributed

The hpe.nimble collection is considered unmaintained and will be removed from Ansible 10 if no one starts maintaining it again before Ansible 10. See the removal process for details on how this works.

Please note that you can still manually install the collection with ansible-galaxy collection install hpe.nimble even when it has been removed from Ansible.

mariolenz shared

The collection has been archived and is officially unmaintained. Therefore, it will be removed from Ansible 10.

There is already a successor collection, azure.azcollection, in the community package which should cover the same functionality.


Felix Fontein shared

There is a new community vote on a new policy for community.general on which ansible-core versions will be supported in new major releases. Basically support for ansible-core versions will be dropped if they were EOL at least a few weeks before the major release. For the upcoming community.general 8.0.0, that means that it will drop support for ansible-core 2.11 and 2.12 and require at least ansible-core 2.13. Details can be found in the associated issue.


Maintainers :arrow_upper_right: :ladder:

Maintainers help to run the community!

mariolenz shared

The community.vmware collection has a new maintainer. Welcome on board ihumster!

andersson007_ said

The community would like to thank Mario Lenz, aka mariolenz on GitHub / Matrix, for his great and long-term effort in identifying unmaintained collections in the Ansible community package, arranging related discussions, and votes.

As a result, some collections get maintained again and some, often broken or irrelevant, get out of the package.

All that makes the package “healthier” and user experience better. Thank you, Mario!


nilashish contributed

The next Ansible Meetup at Kolkata, India is happening on 2nd September, 2023! :tada: Agenda and RSVP details can be found here.

Sean Sullivan contributed

The Infra config as Code collection group will have a Public Office hours meeting on Sept 7th at 9am EST/1pm UTC. This meeting is held the first Thursday of every month. Details here.

These collections are used to manage AAP Controller/AWX, Hub/GalaxyNG and build Execution Environments.

If you have any questions that you want to ask, or topics to discuss, feel free to post them on the issue.


Have any questions you’d like to ask, or issues you’d like to see covered? Please ask in! See you next time!