The Bullhorn #135

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Issue #135, 2024-04-12 (Past Issues)

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cybette shared


andersson007_ said

The community would appreciate any feedback on the future of the ansible community package topic. Please share with us how you want to see its future!


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 contributed

We’re happy to announce that the next release of AWX, version 24.2.0 is now available!
Some notable features include:

In addition AWX Operator version 2.15.0 has also been released!
Some notable features include:

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

Known Issues:

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 shared

Ansible 10.0.0a1 package (pre-release) is here! :heart:

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

python3 -m pip install ansible==10.0.0a1 --user

:arrow_right: Check Release Notes :package::spiral_notepad: and Ansible 10 Porting Guide for more details!


roverflow shared

We are thrilled to announce the latest major releases for the below collections:

Helen Bailey contributed 7.2.0 has been released with a new module dynamodb_table_info, new features for the glue_job and msk_cluster modules, and a bugfix for the aws_ssm connection plugin (see changelog for details).

Simon Dodsley said

purestorage.flashblade v1.17.0 (changelog) has been released with support for Purity//FB 4.4.0

csmart contributed

community.rabbitmq 1.3.0 has been released with bug fixes and new features, including the ability to manage users via the API. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this release!

Helen Bailey said 7.5.0 has been released with a new feature for the iam_user_info module and a few bugfixes (see changelog for details). 6.5.4 has been released with a few bugfixes (see changelog for details).


andersson007_ shared

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:)


Felix Fontein contributed

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!


msatmarean said

:cherry_blossom: Ansible Spring Meetup Munich - Save the Date! :cherry_blossom:

Date: Tuesday, 17th April
Location: Munich, Cancom

Join us in our upcoming meetup session to discover the possibilities of testing Ansible content using Molecule. To prove that automations do what they are intended to do, they should be run in an ephemeral testing environment that mirrors production: the same dependencies, infrastructure, apps, etc.
Ansible Molecule is the preferred framework for testing Ansible Collections in ephemeral environments. With this session, we will demonstrate how we can implement this and use Ansible Molecule.

cybette contributed

A couple more upcoming meetups, check out the details and RSVP:


steampunks said

Steampunk Spotter can now be integrated with Ansible Automation Platform, so you can identify and fix issues in your playbooks in the same environment where they’ll run in. You can check out this short demo and let us know what you think.


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