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Chocolatey For Business / Chocolatey Professional Coming May 2
This is a very exciting time for Chocolatey! Over the past 5 years, there have been some amazing points in Chocolatey's history. Now we are less than 10 days from another historical moment for Chocolatey - when licensed editions become available for purchase! This is the moment when we are able to offer features that enable businesses to better manage software through Chocolatey and offer non-free features to our community! This also marks when the community (and organizations) take the next step ......

Posted On Friday, April 22, 2016 11:43 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Personal chocolatey ]

Chocolatey Has a New Logo!!!
A designer started a conversation with us in December 2014 and we've recently come to a decision point on Chocolatey - a new logo (and soon a new website)! A special thanks goes out to Julian Krispel-Samsel ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:56 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ gems NuGet chocolatey ]

Bash on Windows–What it Means for Chocolatey
Microsoft announced the most amazing thing at //build/ yesterday, Bash on Windows 10. Not some sort of VM or container, but running native ELF binaries on Windows under an Ubuntu subsystem. Let me say that again slowly. Windows running native Linux binaries. Not recompiled. Go read http://blog.dustinkirkland.... I’ll wait. :) Linux geeks can think of it sort of the inverse of "wine" -- Ubuntu binaries running natively in Windows. Microsoft calls it their "Windows Subsystem ......

Posted On Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:05 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ chocolatey ]

Celebrating 5 Years With Chocolatey!
Chocolatey turned 5 years old recently! I committed the first lines of Chocolatey code on March 22, 2011. At that time I never imagined that Chocolatey would grow into a flourishing community and a tool that is widely used by individuals and organizations to help automate the wild world of Windows software. It's come a long way since I first showed off early versions of Chocolatey to some friends for feedback. Over the last 2 years things have really taken off! The number of downloads has really ......

Posted On Monday, March 28, 2016 10:56 AM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Personal ProjectManagement gems NuGet chocolatey Puppet ]

Chocolatey Community Feed Update!
Average approval time for moderated packages is currently under 10 hours! In my last post, I talked about things we were implementing or getting ready to implement to really help out with the process of moderation. Those things are: The validator - checks the quality of the package The verifier - tests the package install/uninstall and provides logs The cleaner - provides reminders and closes packages under review when they have gone stale. The Cleanup Service We've created a cleanup service, known ......

Posted On Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:34 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Code chocolatey ]

Chocolatey Community Feed State of the Union
tl;dr: Everything on https://chocolatey.org/notice is coming to fruition! We've automatically tested over 6,500 packages, a validator service is coming up now to check quality and the unreviewed backlog has been reduced by 1,000 packages! We sincerely hope that the current maintainers who have been waiting weeks and months to get something reviewed can be understanding that we’ve dug ourselves into a moderation mess and are currently finding our way out of this situation. We’ve added a few things ......

Posted On Friday, December 18, 2015 9:32 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ chocolatey ]

Herding Code On Chocolatey
Recently I talked to Herding Code about the kickstarter, package moderation, OneGet, and where we are going with Chocolatey. Listen now - http://herdingcode.com/herd... ......

Posted On Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:15 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ chocolatey ]

Chocolatey Now has Package Moderation
Well just after three years of having https://chocolatey.org, we’ve finally implemented package moderation. It’s actually quite a huge step forward. This means that when packages are submitted, they will be reviewed and signed off by a moderator before they are allowed to show up and be used by the general public. What This Means for You Package Consumers Higher quality packages - we are working to ensure by the time a package is live, moderators have given feedback to maintainers and fixes have ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2014 12:30 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Personal chocolatey ]

Chocolatey Kickstarter–Help Me Take Chocolatey to the Next Level
I’m really excited to tell you about The Chocolatey Experience! We are taking Chocolatey to the next level and ensuring the longevity of the platform. But we can’t get there without your help! Please help me support Chocolatey and all of the improvements we need to make! https://www.kickstarter.com... ......

Posted On Friday, October 17, 2014 8:53 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ chocolatey ]

Chocolatey Newsletter
Chocolatey has some big changes coming in the next few months, so we’ve started a newsletter to keep everyone informed of what’s coming. The folks who are signed up for the newsletter will hear about the latest and greatest changes coming for Chocolatey first, plus they will know when the Kickstarter (Yes! Big changes are coming!) kicks off before anyone else. Sign up for the newsletter now to learn about all the exciting things coming down the pipe for Chocolatey ......

Posted On Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:28 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ chocolatey ]

Puppet: Getting Started On Windows
Now that we’ve talked a little about Puppet. Let’s see how easy it is to get started. Install Puppet Let’s get Puppet Installed. There are two ways to do that: With Chocolatey: Open an administrative/elevated command shell and type: choco install puppet Download and install Puppet manually - http://puppetlabs.com/misc/... Run Puppet Let’s make pasting into a console window work with Control + V (like it should): choco install wincommandpaste If you have a cmd.exe command shell open, ......

Posted On Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:39 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ chocolatey Puppet ]

PuppetConf 2013
I recently attended PuppetConf 2013 (the 3rd annual event) and all I can say coming away from that is wow. It was an amazing event with quite a few amazing speakers and sessions out there. There were over 100 speakers and more than 1200 attendees. And we had live streaming for quite a few sessions and keynotes that had a huge attendance (I don’t remember the number off the top of my head). With seven tracks going at a time, not including demos or hands on labs, it was quite an event. Disclaimer: ......

Posted On Monday, August 26, 2013 11:40 AM | Comments (2) | Filed Under [ Personal chocolatey ]

Chocolatey official public feed now has 1,000 stable packages
Chocolatey has reached a milestone at 1K unique stable packages! When I started chocolatey a little over two years ago I didn't know there would be such a tremendous community uptake. I am blessed that you have found value in chocolatey and have contributed code, packages, bugs and ideas to making chocolatey better. To celebrate this we should look at who contributed the package that put us over the top. It was Justin Dearing with SqlKerberosConfigMgr (http://chocolatey.org/pack... ......

Posted On Saturday, June 1, 2013 11:10 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ chocolatey ]

Chocolatey Automatic Packages
I updated three packages this morning. I didn’t even notice until the tweets came in from @chocolateynuget. How is this possible? It’s simple. I love automation. I built chocolatey to take advantage of automation. So it would make sense that we could automate checking for package updates and publishing those updated packages. These are known as automatic packages. Automatic packages are what set Chocolatey apart from other package managers and I daresay could make chocolatey one of the most up-to-date ......

Posted On Thursday, January 3, 2013 1:15 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ ApplicationsToysOther gems NuGet chocolatey ]

Chocolatey featured on LifeHacker!
Chocolatey was just featured on LifeHacker! http://lifehacker.com/59424... I was ecstatic to hear about this, of course now I need to write an actual comparison between chocolatey and other windows package managers. Comments on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/com... ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9:30 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Personal ApplicationsToysOther chocolatey ]

Chocolatey - Guidance on Packaging Apps with Both an Install and Executable/Zip Option
One of the thoughts I've been considering recently with chocolatey is consistency with packages and naming conventions as chocolatey continues to grow. It's fine to name packages by the app/tool name, that's both intuitive and expected. What I am more interested in is when an application has multiple installation options (ie. an MSI and a ZIP). It can become confusing for people to install these when they don't know what they are getting if they call a package that has both. If you start with one ......

Posted On Saturday, February 25, 2012 12:01 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ ApplicationsToysOther gems NuGet chocolatey ]

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