# Bullhorn #122 ###### tags: `bullhorn` ## Published 2023-11-13 13:25 UTC (no further changes accepted) https://mailchi.mp/redhat/the-bullhorn-122 *This week in Ansible Community* *Issue #122, 2023-11-13 ([Past Issues](https://us19.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=56d874e027110e35dea0e03c1&id=d6635f5420))* Welcome to [The Bullhorn](https://github.com/ansible/community/wiki/News#the-bullhorn), our newsletter for the Ansible Community. If you have any questions or content you’d like to share, you're welcome to chat with us in the [Ansible Social room on Matrix](https://matrix.to/#/#social:ansible.com), and mention [`newsbot`](https://matrix.to/#/@newsbot:ansible.im) to have your news item tagged for review for the next weekly issue! ## KEY DATES ⏱️ [cybette](https://matrix.to/#/@cybette:ansible.im) shared > * 2023-11-14: [ETA for Ansible 9.0.0rc1](https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/roadmap/COLLECTIONS_9.html) - feature freeze > * 2023-11-14: [DaWGs meeting](https://forum.ansible.com/t/documentation-working-group-agenda/153), 16:00 UTC > * 2023-11-15: [Community WG meeting](https://github.com/ansible/community/issues/679), 19:00 UTC > * 2023-11-16: [Bullhorn #123 content deadline](https://github.com/ansible/community/wiki/News#the-bullhorn), 18:00 UTC > * 2023-12-04: ETA for Ansible-Core 2.15.7 & 2.16.1 > * 2023-12-05: [ETA for Ansible 8.7.0 release](https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/roadmap/COLLECTIONS_8.html) ## GENERAL NEWS UPDATES 🔈️ [gotmax23](https://matrix.to/#/@gotmax:matrix.org) contributed > The Ansible Community Steering Committee's discussion and voting process has changed! Instead of using the [community-topics](https://github.com/ansible-community/community-topics) repository's issue tracker, new Community Working Group discussions will occur on the [community forum](https://forum.ansible.com) under the `community-wg` tag. See the [Ansible Community Topics Workflow document](https://github.com/ansible-community/community-topics/blob/main/community_topics_workflow.md) for more details. [gotmax23](https://matrix.to/#/@gotmax:matrix.org) shared > Now that summer time/daylight savings time has ended, the Community Working Group meeting has moved to 19:00 UTC on Wednesdays. The weekly meetings take place in [#community:ansible.com](https://matrix.to/#/#community:ansible.com) on Matrix. ## MAJOR NEW RELEASES 🏆️ ### Ansible-Core [↗](https://github.com/ansible/ansible) ⚡️ 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](https://docs.ansible.com/ansible-core/devel/roadmap/ansible_core_roadmap_index.html). [cybette](https://matrix.to/#/@cybette:ansible.im) said > New releases: ansible-core [2.15.6](https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-devel/c/WmCSL0lBHV4) and [2.16.0](https://groups.google.com/g/ansible-devel/c/OGjIppWFEdI). ### Ansible [↗](https://github.com/ansible-collections) The `Ansible` package includes `ansible-core` and is a batteries-included package that provides a curated set of Ansible collections. See the [Ansible roadmaps](https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/roadmap/ansible_roadmap_index.html) for future release plans. [Oranod](https://matrix.to/#/@orandon:ansible.im) contributed > [Ansible 8.6.1 is out](https://forum.ansible.com/t/release-announcement-ansible-community-package-8-6-1/2217) ❤️ > > 💽You can install it by running the following command or download the release tarball directly from [pypi](https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/f9/41/714d5a1e4d46e522df144b6745fa2002760114fd586eea8538b6e42be26c/ansible-8.6.1.tar.gz): > > ``` > python3 -m pip install ansible==8.6.1 --user > ``` > > ➡️ Check [Release Notes📦️🗒️](https://github.com/ansible-community/ansible-build-data/blob/main/8/CHANGELOG-v8.rst) and [Ansible 8 Porting Guide](https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/porting_guides/porting_guide_8.html) for more details! [Oranod](https://matrix.to/#/@orandon:ansible.im) said > [Ansible 9.0.0b1 is out](https://forum.ansible.com/t/release-announcement-ansible-community-package-9-0-0b1-pre-release-is-here/2218) ❤️ > > 💽You can install it by running the following command or download the release tarball directly from [pypi](https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/72/fd/5b6d2432505612d91188d6eb71607fc8642e0063fe0f09a88c256eeec539/ansible-9.0.0b1.tar.gz): > > ``` > python3 -m pip install ansible==9.0.0b1 --user > ``` > > ➡️ Check [Release Notes📦️🗒️](https://github.com/ansible-community/ansible-build-data/blob/main/9/CHANGELOG-v9.rst) and [Ansible 9 Porting Guide](https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/porting_guides/porting_guide_9.html) for more details! ## PROJECT UPDATES 🛠️ ### AWX Project [↗](https://github.com/ansible/awx) 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](https://forum.ansible.com/tag/awx). [Lila Yasin](https://matrix.to/#/@lyasin:matrix.org) said > Hi all, > > We're happy to announce that the next release of AWX, version 23.4.0 is now available! > > In addition AWX Operator version 2.7.2 has also been released! > Some notable features include: > * Fix promote workflow > > Please see the releases pages for more details: [AWX](https://github.com/ansible/awx/releases/tag/23.4.0), [Operator](https://github.com/ansible/awx-operator/releases/tag/2.7.2). > > *The AWX Team* ## COLLECTION UPDATES 🪄 [andersson007_](https://matrix.to/#/@andersson007_:matrix.org) contributed > I'm happy to announce the creation of [MySQL forum group](https://forum.ansible.com/g/MySQLTeam)! Its primary focus is the `community.mysql` collection-related discussions and MySQL/MariaDB automation. > > Members will automatically get subscribed to posts tagged with `mysql` (you can disable it in your settings if needed). > > Not to miss important announcements and interesting discussions, please join the group and leverage the `mysql` tag! ## PROPOSALS - DISCUSS AND VOTE! 🗳️ [Gwmngilfen](https://matrix.to/#/@gwmngilfen:ansible.im) shared > ### New Artwork for Matrix Rooms > > Hey folks! Back in the summer I asked for help from the Fedora Design team to understand exactly how they produced so many lovely room icons for the [#fedora-space:fedoraproject.org](https://matrix.to/#/#fedora-space:fedoraproject.org) space. They were kind enough to go further and help us design our own. > > The full details are in [this forum post](https://forum.ansible.com/t/new-icon-artwork-for-our-matrix-rooms-and-possibly-for-other-things/2207) because it's long and full of images, but in short - we have a "mail-merge" method of using Inkscape, a template, and a CSV of data to produce all the images at once. Repeatable and can be stored in Git (CSV is text after all, and the template won't change). > > Before we start talking to room owners about rolling these out, though, I'd love feedback on the overall style, the base template, etc. - because while we can change one image easily, changing the template would mean replacing them all 😛 > > Hop over to the topic to give me your thoughts! Meanwhile, here's a sample 😉 > ![](/post/bullhorn/280cf5831f6ef12e5576151a58acf22533141cc81721937700904239104.png) ## HELP WANTED 🙏 [samccann](https://matrix.to/#/@samccann:ansible.im) shared > Looking to help out in Ansible but not sure where to start? Take a look at some easyfix or good first issues: > > * across multiple [collections](https://github.com/search?q=user%3Aansible-collections+label%3Aeasyfix%2C%22good+first+issue%22+state%3Aopen&type=Issues) > * for all other [Ansible projects](https://github.com/search?q=user%3Aansible+user%3Aansible-community+label%3Aeasyfix%2C%22good+first+issue%22+state%3Aopen&type=Issues) ## COMMUNITY UPDATES 👂️ [steampunks](https://matrix.to/#/@xlab_steampunk:matrix.org) contributed > Hey all! It’s time for the 4th Steampunk Ansible Challenge that will let the competitors unravel the seamless harmony between Ansible and Terraform, showing how cloud resources can be provisioned with Terraform and configured with Ansible. [Join the competition.](https://steampunk.si/ansible-challenge/) ## COMMUNITY EVENTS AND MEETUPS 📅 [cybette](https://matrix.to/#/@cybette:ansible.im) contributed > Join [Ansible Singapore](https://www.meetup.com/ansible-singapore/) on Thursday, November 30 at 6:30 PM SST for a meetup session to discover how to enhance your disaster recovery strategy with Ansible! [Details and RSVP](https://www.meetup.com/ansible-singapore/events/297250320/). [Leo](https://matrix.to/#/@leo:ansible.im) said > Are you interested in speaking about Ansible at events and conferences? If that's the case, you are in luck. This is a friendly reminder that the Calls for Proposals (CFP) for three events are ending this month. > > [CfgMgmgtCamp CFP is open](https://forum.ansible.com/t/cfp-cfgmgmtcamp-2024/1169) and ending on the 15th, [AnsibleFest and Red Hat Summit CFP is also open](https://forum.ansible.com/t/cfp-ansiblefest-red-hat-summit-2024/2136) and ending on the 17th. And last for November, the [KubeCon Europe 2024 CFP is open as well](https://forum.ansible.com/t/cfp-kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe-2024/2135) and ending on the 26th. Visit the links to our forum above for more information and to share with the community if you are submitting something! ## THAT'S ALL FOR NOW! Have any questions you’d like to ask, or issues you’d like to see covered? Please ask in [#social:ansible.com](https://matrix.to/#/#social:ansible.com)! See you next time!