The Bullhorn #133

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Issue #133, 2024-03-25 (Past Issues)

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cybette shared


Antsibull :arrow_upper_right:

Tooling for building the Ansible package and collection documentation.

Felix Fontein shared

antsibull-core 3.0.0 has been released with some breaking changes and removed deprecated features, and a bugfix. It no longer depends on sh, and requires pydantic v2.

Felix Fontein said

antsibull-changelog 0.26.0 has been released with improved MarkDown format that renders better with python-markdown and mkdocs, and galaxy_ng’s markdown renderer.

Felix Fontein contributed

antsibull-docs 2.9.0 and antsibull 0.61.0 have been released. These are maintenance releases supporting the new antsibull-core 3.0.0 release (resp. antsibull-core v3 in general). Besides that, antsibull has a bugfix, and antsibull-docs has no other change.


Sean Sullivan shared

infra.controller_configuration 2.7.1 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 repo for more information and updates.

briantist contributed

community.hashi_vault version 6.2.0 has been released, with a whole new set of modules for working with Vault’s database secrets engine. See the full changelog.

mariolenz said

The vote on making it easier to remove officially unmaintained collections from the Ansible community package, and to remove them faster, has been accepted. You can find the new process here.


Felix Fontein said

I’ve started a discussion of deprecating the community.docker.docker_compose module, which allows to use Docker Compose v1. Note that Docker Compose v1 is End of Life since July 2022, and it gets harder to use it with modern Docker (it no longer works with Docker 26.0.0) and Docker SDK for Python (it no longer works with Docker SDK for Python 7.0.0). If you are aware of active users of the docker_compose module, or are yourself using it actively, please take a look at the issue and comment if you don’t plan to move to the community.docker.docker_compose_v2* modules, or can’t move to them for some reasons. Thanks!


Oranod contributed

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.

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