The Bullhorn #134

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Issue #134, 2024-03-29 (Past Issues)

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KEY DATES :stopwatch:

cybette shared


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.

Felix Fontein contributed

Ansible 9.4.0 package is here! :heart:

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

python3 -m pip install ansible==9.4.0 --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.

thedoubl3j contributed

We’re happy to announce that the next release of AWX, version 24.1.0 is now available!

Some notable features include:

  • Updated Python from version 3.9 to 3.11 (@dmzoneill #14771)
  • Added dump_auth_config management cmd (for SAML and LDAP) (@TheRealHaoLiu #14947)
  • Added setting for configuring optional URL prefix for /api (@TheRealHaoLiu #14939)
  • Updated editable dependencies in the docker-compose development environment (@TheRealHaoLiu #14979)

In addition AWX Operator version 2.14.0 has also been released!
Some notable features include:

  • Added support for ansible metrics-utility (@aknochow #1754)

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

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 said

New releases: ansible-core 2.14.15, 2.15.10 and 2.16.5.


Felix Fontein contributed

community.routeros 2.14.0 has been released with some new features for the API modules.

Felix Fontein contributed

community.general 8.5.0, community.general 7.5.6, and community.general 6.6.8 have been released with new features and modules (8.5.0 only), bugfixes, and security fixes. The security fixes are for the inventory plugins and make sure that inventory data is marked as unsafe so it cannot accidentally evaluate; see Zhenech’s blog post for details.

PROJECT UPDATES :hammer_and_wrench:

cybette shared

Discover what’s new with Ansible Lightspeed with IBM watsonx Code Assistant, including model customization and new subscription options.


mariolenz shared

After discussing the possibility to add teams / a team representative to the Ansible Community Steering Committee, and coming to the general agreement that this is a good idea (for example in the case of the Core team), we’ve started a vote on this. Please vote by April 13!

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!


andersson007_ contributed

The community heeds your help with reviewing Ansible community package collection inclusion requests!

All you need to do is to copy the review checklist in a request of your choice and check if the collection satisfies the items marking them as mentioned in the review process.

Please help Ansible get more batteries included:)

samccann shared

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


cybette contributed

The Ansible München group will have a Spring meetup on Wednesday, April 17 - check out the details and save the date!


steampunks said

The latest version of our Ansible Collections Documentation now includes all the newest roles and modules and the latest versions of the most popular collections, all checked with Steampunk Spotter and including oracle.oci, community.vmware, community.docker, and much more. Check it out and let us know how we can make it more useful for you.


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