Ansible-core 2.13

Release Schedule


PRs must be raised well in advance of the dates below to have a chance of being included in this ansible-core release.


There is no Alpha phase in 2.13.


Dates subject to change.

Development Phase

The milestone branch will be advanced at the start date of each development phase.

  • 2021-09-27 Development Phase 1

  • 2021-12-13 Development Phase 2

  • 2022-02-14 Development Phase 3

Release Phase

  • 2022-03-28 Feature Freeze (and stable-2.13 branching from devel) No new functionality (including modules/plugins) to any code

  • 2022-04-11 Beta 1

  • 2022-04-25 Beta 2 (if necessary)

  • 2022-05-02 Release Candidate 1

  • 2022-05-16 Release

Release Manager

Ansible Core Team

Planned work

  • ansible-doc extended dump support for devtools integration

  • ansible-galaxy CLI collection verification, source, and trust

  • jinja2 3.0+ dependency

  • Consolidate template handling to always use jinja2 native

  • Drop Python 2.6 support for module execution

  • Update the collection loader to Python 3.x loader API, due to removal of the Python 2 API in Python 3.12

  • Modernize python packaging and installation

Delayed work

The following work has been delayed and retargeted for a future release

  • Data Tagging

  • Implement sidecar docs to support documenting filter/test plugins, as well as non Python modules