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 2.12.
Dates subject to change.
2021-09-24 Feature Freeze (and
devel) No new functionality (including modules/plugins) to any code
2021-09-27 Beta 1
2021-10-04 Beta 2 (if necessary)
2021-10-18 Release Candidate 1
2021-10-25 Release Candidate 2 (if necessary)
Ansible Core Team
Bump the minimum Python version requirement for the controller to Python 3.8. This will be a hard requirement.
Deprecate Python 2.6 support for managed/target hosts. The release of
ansible-core==2.13will remove Python 2.6 support.
Introduce split-controller testing in
ansible-testto separate dependencies for the controller from dependencies on the target.
Extend the functionality of
action_groupsto be created and presented by collections.
The following work has been delayed and retargeted for a future release
Implement object proxies, to expose restricted interfaces between parts of the code, and enable deprecations of attributes and variables.