Subject: [ansible-devel] New Ansible release 2.9.0rc3


Hi all- we're happy to announce that the general release of Ansible 2.9.0rc3 is
now available!
How do you get it?
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$ pip install ansible==2.9.0rc3 --user

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

* 2.9.0rc3
  https://releases.ansible.com/ansible/ansible-2.9.0rc3.tar.gz
  SHA256: 3445fc34995cda5792461b13cb0d2875cfdcf94d1a1b697385977f8e2feb1d03
What's new in 2.9.0rc3
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The third release candidate for Ansible 2.9.0 comes with a few new
features for collections and for the ansible-galaxy client as well as
a few important bugfixes.  See the full changelog for details:

* 2.9.0rc3
  https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/stable-2.9/changelogs/CHANGELOG-v2.9.rst
What's the schedule for the 2.9.0 release?
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Due to accepting more features into the 2.9.0 release this late, we've
chosen to slip an additional two weeks.  Here's the new schedule until
the 2.9.0 release:

2019-10-10 Release Candidate 3
2019-10-17 Release Candidate 4 (if needed)
2019-10-24 Release Candidate 5 (if needed)
2019-10-31 Final Release

As usual, the roadmap has the updated information:
https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/roadmap/ROADMAP_2_9.html

Porting Help
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We've published a porting guide at
https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/porting_guides/porting_guide_2.9.html to
help migrate your content to 2.9.
If you discover any errors or if any of your working playbooks break when you
upgrade to 2.9.0rc3, please use the following link to report the regression:

  https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues/new/choose

In your issue, be sure to mention the Ansible version that works and the one
that doesn't.

Thanks!

-Toshio Kuratomi

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