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2016-09-08

Work with (R)?ex at adjust! Check out their job posting for details, or contact our fellow core developer, FErki.

2016-07-16

(R)?ex 1.4.1 released, fixing many bugs. See the release notes for more details.

2016-03-07

(R)?ex 1.4.0 released, containing lots of goodies. See the release notes for more details.

2015-09-04

(R)?ex 1.3.3 released, fixing a bunch of bugs. See the release notes for more details.

2015-06-22

adjust GmbH is sponsoring the (R)?ex project with a new build server. Thank you for your support!

2015-06-17

(R)?ex 1.3.2 released, fixing issues related to file manipulation when run on BSDs. See the release notes for more details.

2015-06-08

(R)?ex 1.3.1 released, fixing Rex::Commands::DB related tests.

2015-05-27

Read the second part of "Rex in practice" series about Test-driven infrastructure.

2015-05-09

repositor.io 1.1.0 released. repositor.io is a repository management tool for apt, yum, yast and docker. This is a bugfix release with fixes for ubuntu and centos7 installation media mirroring.

2015-05-03

(R)?ex 1.2.0 released. See the release notes for more details.

2015-03-27

View the slides of the talk An introduction to Rex from Andy Beverley.

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2016-06-21

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Release notes for 1.2.0

These are the changes in the 1.2.0 release.

We want to thank every contributor who made this release possible. We also welcome Eric Johnson and Mitch Broadhead as new contributors.

New features

CMDB merge

Now it is possible to merge CMDB data from different levels of the CMDB hierarchy by choosing various merge strategies. Default strategy is to use the previous behaviour, e.g. first match wins. This feature makes use of Hash::Merge, so it is possible to specify any merge strategy that is supported by that module. For example:

set cmdb {
  type => 'YAML',
  path => 'cmdb',
  merge_behavior => 'LEFT_PRECEDENT',
};
set cmdb {
  type => 'YAML',
  path => 'cmdb',
  merge_behavior => {
    SCALAR => { ... },
    ARRAY  => { ... },
    HASH   => { ... }
  }, 
};

Bash tab completion

Following up on the tab completion script posted by Samuele Tognini over at the Rex Users Google group, Eric Johnson took the idea one step forward. As a result of their much appreciated work it is now part of the repo as misc/rex-tab-completion.bash.

It supports host, group, environment and task completion.

Enhancements

Task list

Thanks to the ideas and work of Eric Johnson, the task list output of Rex became easier to read. Changes include sorting of all sections, smarter indention, empty lines between namespaces, plus top-level tasks (the ones in the Rexfile) gets listed before tasks in modules. On top of those, passing a (partial) task name to rex -T will try to match that string on the beginning of defined task names and will only list the matching ones.

General

Rex now allows single-character names for tasks, behaves more correctly when facing stat errors, and recognizes more Red Hat variants. It also become more friendly to hack on by avoiding to throw errors and warnings when used directly from a clone of the git repository.

Documentation

Bugfixes

The following bugs/regressions were also fixed during this release cycle:

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