Hi all- we're happy to announce that the new ansible-base 2.10 package is now available! The ansible-base package consists of only the Ansible execution engine, related tools (e.g. ansible-galaxy, ansible-test), and a very small set of built-in plugins.
The ansible-base package is the culmination of several years of effort to decouple Ansible engine releases from Ansible content releases, by splitting most module and plugin content from the core Ansible repositories and distribution into Ansible Collections. The collections can be released on independent timelines, driven by the needs of their constituent communities. This decoupled model allows content creators to develop against more purpose-built Ansible environments, by starting with just the ansible-base package and using ansible-galaxy to install and maintain only the collections needed by their automation. For users that prefer a batteries-included model, the "ansible" package in most distribution channels will be updated in the coming weeks to a curated snapshot of collections that depends on the ansible-base package. This will provide a one-stop installation experience, similar to all previous versions of Ansible, and should allow previously-built Ansible content to run unmodified. The release schedule for the Ansible community distribution can be found at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/roadmap/COLLECTIONS_2_10.html#release-schedule How to get it ------------- $ pip install ansible-base==2.10.0 --user The tar.gz of the release can be found here: * ansible-base 2.10.0 https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/a/ansible-base/ansible-base-2.10.0.tar.gz SHA256: 9d015bc042c9547adc68e7863359fe7a2eb764e7fb02dc50514c65ca6b8c08d9 What's new in ansible-base 2.10.0 --------------------------------- In addition to numerous bugfixes, most new Ansible engine features in this release enhance Ansible's support for external plugins via collections. They include: * Collection declaration of supported/tested Ansible versions * Transparent redirection of plugins formerly included in Ansible to their destination collections * Installation of collections from git repositories * Various enhancements of test tooling These features support our goal of allowing Ansible content that was written for previous versions of Ansible to run unmodified under 2.10, once the necessary collections are installed. The full changelog is at: * 2.10.0 https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/stable-2.10/changelogs/CHANGELOG-v2.10.rst What's the schedule for future maintenance releases? ---------------------------------------------------- Future maintenance releases will occur approximately every 4 weeks. Porting Help ------------ We've published a porting guide at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/porting_guides/porting_guide_2.10.html to help migrate your content to 2.10. Thanks! -Rick Elrod -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Ansible Project" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to ansible-project+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/ansible-project/CAMuUyjR0RdkAndkt99fMzpGmksom59WQx_qp6NtCprukAKTr3w%40mail.gmail.com.