The Bullhorn #127

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Issue #127, 2024-01-14 (Past Issues)

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KEY DATES :stopwatch:

cybette contributed


samccann said

The ansible/community repository has been archived. See presentations repo and meetings repo for the new locations. Also update your ics meeting calendar to the new iCalendar file.

PROJECT UPDATES :hammer_and_wrench:

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 contributed

Hi all,

We’re happy to announce that the next release of AWX, version 23.6.0 is now available!
Some notable features include:

  • Add TLS certificate auth for HashiCorp Vault
  • Add django-ansible-base
  • Adding hosts bulk deletion feature
  • Use filtering/sorting from django-ansible-base

In addition AWX Operator version 2.10.0 has also been released!
Some notable features include:

  • add ‘extraDeploy’ value to Helm Chart to allow deploying additional resources

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


demetri shared

The ibm_zos_core 1.8.0 collection is now available on Galaxy and Automation Hub. This release includes new module zos_script, enhancements and bug fixes. Check out the blog for more details.

Simon Dodsley shared

purestorage.flashblade 1.15.0 (changelog) has been released.

Simon Dodsley said

purestorage-flasharray 1.26.0 (changelog) has been released.

briantist shared

community.hashi_vault version 6.1.0 has been released to address breaking changes in ansible-core.

Felix Fontein said

community.docker 3.6.0-b1 has been released. This pre-release features a new docker_compose_v2 module, using the Docker compose v2 CLI plugin for the Docker CLI tool, and a new docker_image_build module that uses the buildx / BuildKit plugin for the docker CLI tool. There are also a few more new docker_image_* modules that directly communicate with the Docker daemon’s API, similar to the original docker_image module. If you were waiting for Docker compose v2 or BuildKit support, please try out the new modules! I plan to release the final 3.6.0 release in 2-3 weeks (assuming no major blockers show up), potentially with bugfixes and more new features. If you have feedback, please create issues in the repo or use the Ansible Community forum.

Felix Fontein contributed

community.general 8.2.0 has been released with new bugfixes and features, and several new plugins (an Incus CLI connection, conversion to/from INI files, and retrieving short-lived GitHub App Access tokens) and modules (dnf_config_manager, keycloak_component_info, keycloak_realm_rolemapping, proxmox_node_info, proxmox_storage_contents_info). Check out the community.general 8 changelog for more details!

Felix Fontein shared

community.dns 2.7.0 has been released with improvements to the wait_for_txt, nameserver_info, and nameserver_record_info modules. It is now possible to override the system resolver by providing IPs of DNS servers to use instead for the initial lookups, and the handling of non-existing DNS names has been fixed. Also the Public Suffix List has been updated to the latest version, as in every release.


samccann contributed

Looking to help out in Ansible but not sure where to start? Take a look at some easyfix or good first issues:


steampunks said

Spotter has often been compared to Ansible Lint. However, it’s not about how these tools differ but rather how they complement each other. We’ve prepared a detailed feature comparison, and we invite you to check out what makes Steampunk Spotter a great addition to Ansible Lint.


cybette shared

The 15th Ansible Zürich meetup will be on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. They are looking for speakers and sponsors. Check out the details and RSVP.


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