Subject: [ansible-devel] Ansible-2.8.0b1 available for testing


Hi all- we're happy to announce that Ansible 2.8.0b1 is
now available for testing!
How do you get it?
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$ pip install ansible==2.8.0b1 --user

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

* 2.8.0b1
  https://releases.ansible.com/ansible/ansible-2.8.0b1.tar.gz
  SHA256: c88b6e27070fea4a664334a3427e02ee17a5daf8f8f3c33cec5a99fc5a10d3cf
What's new in 2.8.0b1
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This release is a beta pre-release containing numerous bugfixes and a
few new, minor features from 2.8.0-alpha1. The full
changelog is at:

* 2.8.0b1
  https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/stable-2.8/changelogs/CHANGELOG-v2.8.rst
What's the schedule for 2.8.0 final?
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You can see the anticipated schedule on this page:
https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/roadmap/ROADMAP_2_8.html#expected

We currently expect to release 2.8.0 final on May 16th.

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 2.8.0b1, 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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