Subject: [ansible-devel] Ansible-2.4.3 Beta3 is ready for testing


Hi all, we're happy to announce that RC3 for 2.4.3 is now available for testing.

How do you get it?
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The tar.gz of the release can be found here:

https://releases.ansible.com/ansible/ansible-2.4.3-0.3.beta3.tar.gz
SHA256: 1cb03f9369f1a8fa5364239f3e9bda667f7398a1282be62197476c2263f5345b

You can also test against the git repository as follows:

$ git clone https://github.com/ansible/ansible.git
$ cd ansible
$ git checkout v2.4.3-0.3.beta3

You can then source our testing script:

$ . hacking/env-setup

or you can build your own .tar.gz (output will be dist/ansible-2.4.3.tar.gz):

$ make sdist

If you discover any errors, or if you see any regressions from
playbooks which work on 2.4.2 and prior, please open a Github issue
and be sure to mention you're testing against this release candidate.

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Okay ladies and gentlemen, this is the last beta of 2.4.3.  After this
we'll have a release candidate or two and then a final release of
2.4.3.  The timeline for that looks like:

Beta3      3 Jan
RC1       10 Jan
Final or RC2 if needed 17 Jan
Final or RC3 if needed 24 Jan

We are planning on a 2.4.4 release on a predictable timetable as well.
It will probably follow the same pattern of a beta every two weeks
followed by a few rc's and a final soon after 2.5.0 is released.
2.4.4 will likely be the last 2.4.x release on a predictable schedule.
We will probably switch over to accumulating minor bugfixs in the
stable-2.4 tree and only making a release with them included if a
large enough bug is discovered that warrants a 2.4.5.

Thanks!

Toshio Kuratomi

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