Ansible Community Insights: Exploring The Bullhorn Newsletter, Issue #128
Exploring the Latest in Ansible Automation and Community Developments
Welcome to our deep dive into the latest edition of The Bullhorn, Ansible’s own community newsletter. Issue 128, dated January 26, 2024, is a comprehensive resource for Ansible enthusiasts, packed with updates, announcements, and community insights. Let’s explore the key highlights and what they mean for the Ansible community.
Key Dates and Announcements
First and foremost, Issue 128 brings to our attention some critical dates for the Ansible community:
- Ansible-Core Releases: Versions 2.16.3, 2.15.9, and 2.14.14 are expected to be released on January 29, 2024.
- Ansible 9.2.0 Release: Scheduled for January 30, 2024, this update is eagerly awaited.
- Important Meetings: The DaWGs meeting is set for January 30th, and the Community WG meeting will take place on January 31st.
- FOSDEM 2024 and CfgMgmtCamp: Two key events where Ansible will have a significant presence.
Marking these dates is crucial for anyone involved in Ansible’s development and usage.
General News: Ansible at FOSDEM and CfgMgmtCamp
The newsletter highlights Ansible’s participation in the prestigious FOSDEM and CfgMgmtCamp in Europe. With a stand in the K building at FOSDEM, the Ansible team invites attendees for interactions and discussions. Additionally, the Ansible track at CfgMgmtCamp promises insightful talks from users and developers. These events offer excellent opportunities for networking and learning.
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Project and Collection Updates
Issue 128 is rich with updates on various projects and collections:
- GitHub Actions for Ansible Collections: New actions have been introduced for building collection artifacts and testing Galaxy imports.
- Community Docker Collection: The release of community.docker 3.6.0 includes several new modules and features, enhancing Ansible’s capabilities with Docker.
- Development Tools: Updates in DevTools, including new releases and a shift from SemVer to CalVer, are highlighted.
- Collection Releases: Various collections like community.crypto, community.internal_test_tools, and community.routeros received updates, indicating the continuous growth of Ansible’s modules and plugins.
Proposals and Community Votes
The newsletter emphasizes the importance of community participation in ongoing votes and proposals. Topics range from the lifecycle extension of Ansible 9 to updates in inclusion requirements. These discussions shape the future of Ansible, and community input is invaluable.
The heart of Ansible’s success is its community. Issue 128 celebrates:
- Luca Berton’s New Book: The publication of “Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform: Modernize your organization with automation and Infrastructure as Code” by Luca Berton is a significant addition to the Ansible literature. The community is offered an exclusive discount.
- Acknowledging Contributions: Aleks Vagachev’s role as a new maintainer for the community.clickhouse collections is a testament to the vibrant and collaborative nature of the Ansible community.
Issue 128 of The Bullhorn is more than just a newsletter; it’s a snapshot of the thriving Ansible community. From upcoming releases to community acknowledgments, it encapsulates the essence of collaboration and innovation that drives Ansible forward. For those looking to stay updated and involved with Ansible, The Bullhorn is an indispensable resource.
Remember, your participation and contributions are what make the Ansible community vibrant and successful. To delve deeper into each of these updates and participate in the ongoing discussions, don’t forget to check out the newsletter and join the Ansible community forums.Subscribe to the YouTube channel, Medium, and Website, X (formerly Twitter) to not miss the next episode of the Ansible Pilot.
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