The Bullhorn #131

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Issue #131, 2024-03-06 (Past Issues)

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cybette said


Oranod shared

Send us your “see also” suggestions for module docs.

The Ansible community team at Red Hat gathered lots of feedback at this year’s CfgMgmtCamp 2024. One of those things was to expand the use of the “See also” section in module documentation. This is an often under-used, but very useful, section that can group related modules that build and expand on each other’s functionality and help users find the right module to achieve their goals.

We thought it might be fun, and interesting, to put a call to action out and ask the community what modules could form a “See also” section. If you have ideas for modules that have similar functionality or are related in some way, please let us know. Visit us on the forum and add your suggestion to our “Call to action” thread. We can then try and work with the collection owners to update their documentation.


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.

gotmax23 contributed

Ansible 9.3.0 package is here! :heart:

:minidisc:You can install it by running the following command:

python3 -m pip install ansible==9.3.0 --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.

TVo shared

We’re happy to announce that the next release of AWX, version 23.9.0 is now available!

Some notable features include:

In addition AWX Operator version 2.12.2 has also been released!
Some notable features include:

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

The AWX team.

Ansible-Core :arrow_upper_right: :zap:

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.

cybette contributed

New release: ansible-core 2.16.4.

PROJECT UPDATES :hammer_and_wrench:

thom-at-redhat contributed

We have started reviewing and updating the receptor documentation. Any community member willing to help is very welcome!


Felix Fontein said

community.crypto 2.18.0 has been released with new features and bugfixes, and two filters for converting serial numbers. This release also deprecates the check mode behavior of the _pipe modules.

Felix Fontein shared

community.general 8.4.0 has been released with new bugfixes, features, plugins, and modules. Check out the changelog for details!

andersson007_ contributed

The community.mysql collection version 3.9.0 has been released!

Felix Fontein contributed

community.docker 3.8.0 has been released with new features and bugfixes for docker_container and the Docker Compose v2 modules. The pull behavior of docker_container can also be completely disabled, and the check mode behavior of pulling can be configured. docker_compose_v2 now allows to wait until containers are running/healthy with the new wait option.

Felix Fontein shared

community.routeros 2.13.0 has been released with new features for the API modules and a bugfix for the facts module.

andersson007_ said

The community.cockroachdb collection version 0.3.1 has been released!

abuzachis said 7.4.0 has been released with several bugfixes and minor changes. It also introduces a deprecation for the iam_role_info plugin. (see changelog for details). 6.5.3 has been released with bugfixes for the cloudwatchevent_rule module and secretsmanager_secret lookup plugin. (see changelog for details).


mariolenz shared

There is now a discussion about improving the removal of officially unmaintained collections. Please join if you’re interested!


cybette said

A couple of upcoming events, check out the details and RSVP:


steampunks said

We prepared a new blog post where you can see how to ensure implementation of secure Ansible Playbooks and improve the overall security of your automation workflows.


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