#1853 Update Chocolatey package when new version released

KeePass_2.x
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nobody
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2014-04-22
2014-04-16
David Gardiner
No

It would be great if as part of the release process for updates of KeePass, that the Chocolatey package was also refreshed. This would mean it wouldn't require a 3rd party to update the Chocolatey package to point to the new version.

It appears that the current Chocolatey package is sourced from https://github.com/AnthonyMastrean/chocolateypackages/tree/master/packages/keepass

Chocolatey is one of the package sources used by the new PowerShell v5 OneGet module (http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2014/04/16/what-s-new-in-powershell-getting-started-with-oneget-in-one-line-with-powershell-5-0.aspx)

Discussion

  • Paul
    Paul
    2014-04-17

    We don't maintain anything except KeePass. It's up to the people behind Chocolatey to update their product, besides, the KeePass update is small and fast and takes no time to download, so why bother with PowerShell?

    cheers, Paul

     
  • David Gardiner
    David Gardiner
    2014-04-22

    Hi Paul,
    I agree KeePass is already easy to update, and yet KeePass also offer the option of using the .msi (probably good for 'enterprise' scenarios). So I'd suggest that KeePass are already maintaining more than one way of getting the software onto a machine :-)

    To clarify, the KeePass Chocolatey package is maintained by people separate to Chocolatey itself. What I'm suggesting is removing the 'middle man', and automating the refreshing of the KeePass Chocolatey package as part of the process of releasing a new version of KeePass - as the KeePass developers are in the best position to know when the new release is happening.

    I would hope that this could be scripted so that it requires no, (or very little) manual steps.

    Worst case is that KeePass developers aren't interested and we keep relying on enthusiasts to keep the existing package current.

     
  • Paul
    Paul
    2014-04-22

    I'm sure the KeePass developer is busy enough, but I'm also sure he will consider your suggestion.

    cheers, Paul