# Bullhorn #134 ###### tags: `bullhorn` ## Published 2024-03-29 13:00 UTC (no further changes accepted) https://forum.ansible.com/t/the-bullhorn-134/4631 *This week in Ansible Community* *Issue #134, 2024-03-29 ([Past Issues](https://us19.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=56d874e027110e35dea0e03c1&id=d6635f5420))* Welcome to [The Bullhorn](https://forum.ansible.com/c/news/bullhorn/17), 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 > * 2024-04-02: [DaWGs meeting](https://forum.ansible.com/t/documentation-working-group-agenda/153), 15:00 UTC > * 2024-04-03: [Community WG meeting](https://forum.ansible.com/tags/c/workflow/meetbot/16/community-wg), 18:00 UTC > * 2024-04-04: [Bullhorn #135 content deadline](https://forum.ansible.com/t/about-the-newsletter-category/166), 18:00 UTC > * 2024-04-22: ETA for Ansible-Core 2.16.6 > * 2024-04-23: ETA for Ansible 9.5.0 release ## MAJOR NEW RELEASES 🏆️ ### 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. [Felix Fontein](https://matrix.to/#/@felixfontein:matrix.org) contributed > [Ansible 9.4.0 package is here!](https://forum.ansible.com/t/release-announcement-ansible-community-package-9-4-0/4600) ❤️ > > 💽You can install it by running the following command: > > ``` > python3 -m pip install ansible==9.4.0 --user > ``` > > ➡️ Check [Release Notes](https://github.com/ansible-community/ansible-build-data/blob/9.4.0/9/CHANGELOG-v9.md)📦️🗒️ and [Ansible 9 Porting Guide](https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/porting_guides/porting_guide_9.html) for more details! ### 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). [thedoubl3j](https://matrix.to/#/@thedoubl3j:ansible.im) 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](https://github.com/ansible/awx/releases/tag/24.1.0), [Operator](https://github.com/ansible/awx-operator/releases/tag/2.14.0). ### 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 [2.14.15](https://forum.ansible.com/t/new-release-ansible-core-v2-14-15/4554), [2.15.10](https://forum.ansible.com/t/new-release-ansible-core-v2-15-10/4555) and [2.16.5](https://forum.ansible.com/t/new-release-ansible-core-v2-16-5/4556). ## COLLECTION UPDATES 🪄 [Felix Fontein](https://matrix.to/#/@felixfontein:matrix.org) contributed > [community.routeros 2.14.0](https://github.com/ansible-collections/community.routeros/blob/main/CHANGELOG.md#v2-14-0) has been released with some new features for the API modules. [Felix Fontein](https://matrix.to/#/@felixfontein:matrix.org) contributed > [community.general 8.5.0](https://github.com/ansible-collections/community.general/blob/stable-8/CHANGELOG.md#v8-5-0), [community.general 7.5.6](https://github.com/ansible-collections/community.general/blob/stable-7/CHANGELOG.md#v7-5-6), and [community.general 6.6.8](https://github.com/ansible-collections/community.general/blob/stable-6/CHANGELOG.md#v6-6-8) 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](https://www.die-welt.net/2024/03/remote-code-execution-in-ansible-dynamic-inventory-plugins/) for details. ## PROJECT UPDATES 🛠️ [cybette](https://matrix.to/#/@cybette:ansible.im) shared > Discover what's new with [Ansible Lightspeed with IBM watsonx Code Assistant](https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/whats-new-ansible-lightspeed-watsonx-code-assistant), including model customization and new subscription options. ## PROPOSALS - DISCUSS AND VOTE! 🗳️ [mariolenz](https://matrix.to/#/@mariolenz:matrix.org) shared > After discussing the possibility to add teams / a team representative to the [Ansible Community Steering Committee](https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/community/steering/steering_index.html), 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](https://forum.ansible.com/t/4492/16) on this. Please vote by April 13! [Felix Fontein](https://matrix.to/#/@felixfontein:matrix.org) said > I've started a [discussion of deprecating the community.docker.docker_compose module](https://github.com/ansible-collections/community.docker/issues/823), 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! ## HELP WANTED 🙏 [andersson007_](https://matrix.to/#/@andersson007_:matrix.org) contributed > The community heeds your help with reviewing Ansible community package collection inclusion requests! > * [Need the first review](https://github.com/ansible-collections/ansible-inclusion/discussions/categories/new-collection-reviews) > * [Need the second review](https://github.com/ansible-collections/ansible-inclusion/discussions/categories/second-review-needed) > > All you need to do is to copy the [review checklist](https://github.com/ansible-collections/overview/blob/main/collection_checklist.md) in a request of your choice and check if the collection satisfies the items marking them as mentioned in the [review process](https://github.com/ansible-collections/ansible-inclusion#review-process). > > Please help Ansible get more batteries included:) [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 EVENTS AND MEETUPS 📅 [cybette](https://matrix.to/#/@cybette:ansible.im) contributed > The [Ansible München](https://www.meetup.com/ansible-munchen/) group will have a Spring meetup on Wednesday, April 17 - [check out the details and save the date](https://www.meetup.com/ansible-munchen/events/299983691)! ## COMMUNITY UPDATES 👂️ [steampunks](https://matrix.to/#/@xlab_steampunk:matrix.org) said > The latest version of our [Ansible Collections Documentation](https://docs.steampunk.si/plugins/) 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. ## 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!