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I manage several open source projects. Need...
   ...package management for Windows?
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   ...database change management (migrations)?
   ...your application to check email?
   ...a monitoring utility?

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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 - ......

Posted On Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:15 PM

Chocolatey Now has Package Moderation
Well just after three years of having, 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

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! ......

Posted On Friday, October 17, 2014 8:53 AM

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

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 - 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

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

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 ( ......

Posted On Saturday, June 1, 2013 11:10 AM

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

Chocolatey featured on LifeHacker!
Chocolatey was just featured on LifeHacker! 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: ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9:30 AM

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

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