Chocolatey - A package manager for windows

For a change I got something for windows users today.

One of the biggest hassle running a windows machine is to keep it up to date. Although most software includes update notifications, at the end of the date you still have to visit some download page. Click the download link, click download now, click next, click really download now, choose where to save the setup, run the setup, next, next, next and after way too many clicks you’re finally done if nothing went wrong.

The good news is that there is a solution to that problem. It’s called a package manager. And some people build one for windows and called it chocolatey.

The project is still in an early stage. Packages are rather rare, but the client works.

In order to install it you’ll need Powershell and set the execution policy to unrestricted.

Chocolatey Installation

After the installation you can install/update any of the available packages using chocolate install pgkname or the shortcut cinst.bat pkgname

Sunday, October 23, 2011 » windows