Ansible 4.8.0 has been released

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David Moreau Simard

Nov 2, 2021, 10:21:44 AM11/2/21
Hi all,

We're happy to announce that the ansible-4.8.0 package has been
released to PyPi:

This new version contains bug fixes as well as new, backwards
compatible features in the Ansible collections that are included in
the package.

How to get it

Due to a limitation in pip, if you are upgrading from Ansible 3 (or
earlier), you need to uninstall Ansible and Ansible Base before
installing Ansible 4:

$ pip uninstall ansible ansible-base
$ pip install ansible==4.8.0 --user

The tar.gz of the release can be found here:

* Ansible 4.8.0:
* SHA256: 1345fa61c9ac2edcc6c16e0d3f872a73303a61b799a7f16236ca6279e0ae8e36

What's new in Ansible 4.8.0

* Collections which have opted into being a part of the Ansible-4
unified changelog will have an entry on this page:

* For collections which have not opted into the unified changelog, you
may find more information on or their
source repository.
For example, the community.crypto collection would be found at and you can find a link to
the source repository under the "Repo" button at the top right.

* The changelog for ansible-core 2.11.6 installed by this release of
ansible is available here:

Porting Help

A unified porting guide for collections that have opted-in is
available in the documentation:

What's the schedule for new Ansible releases after 4.8.0?

* Except for ansible-2.9.x, older versions of ansible are no longer
seeing maintenance releases. If there is a desire for maintenance
releases of older versions, drop by a Community Working Group Meeting
to discuss how you can help:

* Maintenance releases of ansible-4.x will occur roughly every three
weeks until the release of ansible-5.0.0. Version 4.9.0 can be
expected around November 23rd 2021.

* The last expected release of Ansible 4.x will be 4.10 around
December 14th 2021.

* ansible-5.0.0 is planned to be released at the end of November 2021
and will include the latest major versions of every included Ansible
collection as well as ansible-core 2.12.x.

Thank you from the Ansible Community and happy automating !

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