Ansible version 0.8 has just been released, and I strongly recommend you have a look at the impressive list of all its new features.

One horrible feature I added is the ability to suppress cows, even if cowsay is installed, meaning you don’t get this while Ansible runs a playbook:

   < TASK: [Install tmux package] >
           \   ^__^
            \  (oo)\_______
               (__)\       )\/\
                   ||----w |
                   ||     ||

As Michael writes in the changelog: no one should ever want to do this! Cows are great!. He’s right of course, but there are odd businesses (maybe in Europe only?) that don’t appreciate the mooing ;-)

Anyway, go look at Ansible, now.