Subject: [ansible-devel] New Ansible release 2.8.0


Hi all- we're happy to announce that the general release of Ansible
2.8.0 is now available!
How do you get it?
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$ pip install ansible==2.8.0 --user

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

* 2.8.0
  https://releases.ansible.com/ansible/ansible-2.8.0.tar.gz
  SHA256: 7234dd7d89150dc5bf035bc1ec3c084a8a0699d89e1c9b06b2af6dd34b2ef3ae
What's new in 2.8.0
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This release is a new major release containing numerous bugfixes and
features.  A few highlights of the new features:

* Automatic discovery of Python interpreter location for common platforms
* Experimental support for managing Windows hosts via SSH
* Official RHEL8 support including AppStream installation and removal
via the dnf module
* Become plugins which allows sites to customize how ansible escalates
privileges
The full changelog is at:

* 2.8.0
  https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/stable-2.8/changelogs/CHANGELOG-v2.8.rst
What's the schedule for future maintenance releases?
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Future maintenance releases will occur approximately every 3 weeks.  So expect
the next one around 2019-06-06.
Porting Help
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We've published a porting guide at
https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/porting_guides/porting_guide_2.8.html to
help migrate your content to 2.8.
If you discover any errors or if any of your working playbooks break when you
upgrade to 2.8.0, 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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