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Ansible is a radically simple IT automation system. It handles
configuration management, application deployment, cloud provisioning,
ad-hoc task execution, network automation, and multi-node orchestration. Ansible makes complex
changes like zero-downtime rolling updates with load balancers easy. More information on the Ansible
You can install a released version of Ansible with
pip or a package manager. See our
installation guide <https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/installation_guide/intro_installation.html>_ for details on installing Ansible
on a variety of platforms.
Power users and developers can run the
devel branch, which has the latest
features and fixes, directly. Although it is reasonably stable, you are more likely to encounter
breaking changes when running the
devel branch. We recommend getting involved
in the Ansible community if you want to run the
Community Information <https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/community>_ for all kinds of ways to contribute to and interact with the project, including mailing list information and how to submit bug reports and code to Ansible.
Working Group <https://github.com/ansible/community/wiki>_, an organized community devoted to a specific technology domain or platform.
Communication page <https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/community/communication.html>_
We document our Coding Guidelines in the
Developer Guide <https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/dev_guide/>_. We particularly suggest you review:
Contributing your module to Ansible <https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/dev_guide/developing_modules_checklist.html>_
Conventions, tips, and pitfalls <https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/dev_guide/developing_modules_best_practices.html>_
develbranch corresponds to the release actively under development.
stable-2.Xbranches correspond to stable releases.
develand set up a
dev environment <https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/dev_guide/developing_modules_general.html#common-environment-setup>_ if you want to open a PR.
Ansible release and maintenance <https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/reference_appendices/release_and_maintenance.html>_ page for information about active branches.
Based on team and community feedback, an initial roadmap will be published for a major or minor version (ex: 2.7, 2.8).
Ansible Roadmap page <https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/devel/roadmap/>_ details what is planned and how to influence the roadmap.
Ansible was created by
Michael DeHaan <https://github.com/mpdehaan>_
and has contributions from over 5000 users (and growing). Thanks everyone!
Ansible <https://www.ansible.com>_ is sponsored by
Red Hat, Inc. <https://www.redhat.com>_
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
COPYING <COPYING>_ to see the full text.
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