Ansible 2.7

Release Schedule


  • 2018-08-23 Core Freeze (Engine and Core Modules/Plugins)
  • 2018-08-23 Alpha Release 1
  • 2018-08-30 Community Freeze (Non-Core Modules/Plugins)
  • 2018-08-30 Beta Release 1
  • 2018-09-06 Release Candidate 1 (If needed)
  • 2018-09-13 Release Candidate 2 (If needed)
  • 2018-09-20 Release Candidate 3 (If needed)
  • 2018-09-27 Release Candidate 4 (If needed)
  • 2018-10-04 General Availability

Release Manager

Toshio Kuratomi (IRC: abadger1999; GitHub: @abadger)

Cleaning Duty

Engine Improvements

  • Make become plugin based. pr #38861
  • Introduce a live keyword to provide modules the ability to push intermediate (live) updates pr #13620
  • Add content_path for mazer installed content pr #42867
  • Investigate what it will take to utilise the work performed by Mitogen maintainers. pr #41749, branch and talk to jimi-c
  • Provide sane connection defaults by platform ansible_platform proposal #77
  • Refactor connection/shell/action/terminal/become plugins to allow looser coupling and more mix-and-match behaviour.(nitzmahone)
  • Investigate performance improvements in using threads as opposed to forks branch from jimi-c
  • Jinja native types will allow for users to render a Python native type. pr #32738

Core Modules

  • Include feature changes and improvements
    • Create new argument apply that will allow for included tasks to inherit explicitly provided attributes. pr #39236
    • Create “private” functionality for allowing vars/default sot be exposed outside of roles. pr #41330
  • Provide a parameter for the template module to output to different encoding formats pr #42171
  • reboot module for Linux hosts (@samdoran) pr #35205

Cloud Modules






  • Refactor the APIs in cliconf (issue #39056) and netconf (issue #39160) plugins so that they have a uniform signature across supported network platforms.




  • Investigate the cause of WinRM HTTPS read timeouts issue #41145
  • WinRM connection persistence (improves performance) pr #41729
  • Experiment with OpenSSH + powershell pr #33074