The Bullhorn #120

This week in Ansible Community

Issue #120, 2023-10-21 (Past Issues)

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cybette shared


cybette said

Greetings! I’m bringing you The Bullhorn issue 120 from Las Vegas this week! We just had a great Ansible Contributor Summit and we’ll share content and summaries from it soon. The next issue (#121) will follow on Nov 3, after which weekly releases will resume.


Ansible :arrow_upper_right:

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.

anwesha said

Ansible 8.5.0 is out :heart:

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

python3 -m pip install ansible==8.5.0 --user

:arrow_right: Check Release Notes​:package::spiral_notepad: and Ansible 8 Porting Guide for more details!

anwesha contributed

Ansible 9.0.0a3 is out :heart:

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

python3 -m pip install ansible==9.0.0a3 --user

:arrow_right: Check Release Notes​:package::spiral_notepad: and Ansible 9 Porting Guide for more details!

AWX Project :arrow_upper_right:

AWX provides a web-based user interface, REST API, and task engine built on top of Ansible. Join the AWX discussion in the Ansible Community Forum.

Lila Yasin said

We’re happy to announce that the next release of AWX, version 23.3.0 is now available!
Some notable features include:

  • Add subscription usage page
  • Simplified release notes for AWX
  • Add a section for postgres max_connections value

In addition AWX Operator version 2.7.0 has also been released!
Some notable features include:

  • Allow ability to set security context for postgres deployment

Please see the releases pages for more details: AWX, Operator.

PROJECT UPDATES :hammer_and_wrench:

joola contributed

The molecule driver for Hetzner Cloud project has been reactivated. A new major version (2.0.0) has been released, which adds support for molecule>=5,<7.0, includes few improvements and bugfixes!

Make sure to follow the migration guide to upgrade to v2.


Felix Fontein contributed

community.routeros 2.10.0 has been released with bugfixes and new features.

demetri said

The ibm_zos_core 1.7.0 collection is now available on Galaxy and Automation Hub. This release includes new modules zos_archive, zos_unarchive, Jinja template support in both zos_copy and zos_job_submit modules, enhancements, bug fixes and deprecation notices. Check out the blog for more details.

Sean Sullivan contributed

infra.ah_configuration 2.0.4 has been released
This release addressed bugfixes around the authentication token, and removing it from roles that used modules that did not support it. We are working on better methods of authentication collection wide in the future.

Checkout our Changelog for more information

infra.controller_configuration 2.5.1 has been released
This release addressed some issues with the license role to make it behave more expectedly and address bugs, The Dispatch role was also reworked to behave better in cases of which order to invoke the roles. This mainly involved which order to add information to the organization, and addressed an issue where a project sync may not be able to connect to galaxy/hub as those credentials hadn’t been added to the org yet.
Checkout our Changelog for more information

These Ansible collections allow for easy interaction with an AWX or Ansible Controller or Galaxy_NG or Hub, servers via Ansible roles. Check us out on the forums, or come to our monthly meetings on the First Thursday of every month

Felix Fontein shared

community.general 7.5.0 has been released with new features and bugfixes. This will be the last minor 7.x.0 release. The next 7.x.y release will be 7.5.1, likely in four weeks. The next minor or major release will be 8.0.0, in the week before November 6th.


andersson007_ said

Community feedback wanted on the Ansible collection creator path guide.
We currently have a bunch of collection-development-related docs spread across our documentation.
Let’s put all pieces together to help our contributors make their collections become mature open source projects!
If the community supports the idea of having it, after polishing the guide, it’ll be moved to Please share your insights!


briantist contributed

galactory version 0.11.1 has been released with support for the Galaxy v3 API, which means it once again works with as an upstream proxy. There are several other bugfixes and improvements as well. If you haven’t heard of it, galactory is an Ansible Galaxy server that uses Artifactory as its backend, and supports transparent proxying to an upstream galaxy server.

Gwmngilfen contributed

Ansible & Matrix podcast interview

While I was in Berlin for our community day and the Matrix Summit I got a chance to sit down with Christian from the Matrix Salon podcast and talk about the Ansible community, how it uses Matrix, how we got here, and what things we’d like to see in the future. If that interests you, give it a listen and let me know your thoughts :slightly_smiling_face: (Direct URL, RSS)


samccann shared

Hacktoberfest has been going on since October 1st and the Ansible projects are participating. See the list of open Hacktoberfest issues and join the fun!


dmsimard contributed

The next Ansible Montreal meetup has been scheduled for November 8th and you can sign up to join us here.

I’ll be presenting “Ansible metrics in Prometheus: why not?” and there’ll be talks about Ansible Lightspeed, Ansible for Mac configuration and complex data structures.

We’re thankful to OVH for hosting the meetup for free at their office and to Red Hat for the food and drinks!

See you there o/

cybette shared

This month in Ansible Atlanta meetup on Oct 26 (Thursday), Jeremiah Buckley is going to talk about Ansible Execution Environments. Find out more and RSVP.


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