Ansible project 2.10

This release schedule includes dates for the ansible package, with a few dates for the ansible-base package as well. All dates are subject to change. See Ansible-base 2.10 for the most recent updates on ansible-base.

Release Schedule

Note

Dates subject to change.

Note

We plan to post weekly alpha releases to the PyPI ansible project for testing.

Warning

We initially were going to have feature freeze on 2020-08-18. We tried this but decided to change course. Instead, we’ll enter feature freeze when ansible-2.10.0 beta1 is released.

  • 2020-06-23: ansible-2.10 alpha freeze. No net new collections will be added to the ansible-2.10 package after this date.

  • 2020-07-10: Ansible collections freeze date for content shuffling. Content should be in its final collection for the ansible-2.10 series of releases. No more content should move out of the community.general or community.network collections.

  • 2020-08-13: ansible-base 2.10 Release date, see Ansible-base 2.10.

  • 2020-08-14: final ansible-2.10 alpha.

  • 2020-09-01: ansible-2.10.0 beta1 and feature freeze.

    • No new modules or major features will be added after this date. In practice this means we will freeze the semver collection versions to compatible release versions. For example, if the version of community.crypto on this date was community-crypto-1.1.0; ansible-2.10.0 could ship with community-crypto-1.1.1. It would not ship with community-crypto-1.2.0.

  • 2020-09-08: ansible-2.10.0 beta2.

  • 2020-09-15: ansible-2.10.0 rc1 and final freeze.

    • After this date only changes blocking a release are accepted.

    • Collections will only be updated to a new version if a blocker is approved. Collection owners should discuss any blockers at the community IRC meeting (on 9-17) to decide whether to bump the version of the collection for a fix. See the Community IRC meeting agenda.

** Additional release candidates to be published as needed as blockers are fixed **

  • 2020-09-22: ansible-2.10 GA release date.

Ansible-2.10.x patch releases will occur roughly every three weeks if changes to collections have been made or if it is deemed necessary to force an upgrade to a later ansible-base-2.10.x. Ansible-2.10.x patch releases may contain new features but not backwards incompatibilities. In practice, this means we will include new collection versions where either the patch or the minor version number has changed but not when the major number has changed (example: Ansible-2.10 ships with community-crypto-1.1.0; ansible-2.10.1 may ship with community-crypto-1.2.0 but would not ship with community-crypto-2.0.0).

Breaking changes may be introduced in ansible-2.11.0 although we encourage collection owners to use deprecation periods that will show up in at least one Ansible release before being changed incompatibly.

The rough schedule for Ansible-2.11 and beyond (such as how many months we’ll aim for between versions) is still to be discussed and likely will be made after 2.10.0 has been released.

For more information, reach out on a mailing list or an IRC channel - see Communicating for more details.