Subject: [ansible-devel] New Ansible release 2.9.0


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

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

* 2.9.0
  https://releases.ansible.com/ansible/ansible-2.9.0.tar.gz
  SHA256: 9f9a9ace1d63cd8a4692ab6ee6ed04823743f1bd339a6ef188860c02cf7f46f1
What's new in 2.9.0
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The major theme of this release has been polishing the support for
collections. Please consult the changelog for the changes related to
this. as well as the other changes and bugfixes included in 2.9.0:

* 2.9.0
  https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/stable-2.9/changelogs/CHANGELOG-v2.9.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 2019-11-21.
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 2.9.0, 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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