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2019-11-05
Rex-1.7.0

The Rex-1.7.0 release is now available on CPAN.

2019-07-02
Deprecating official Rex packages

As part of our efforts to simplify maintenance around RexOps projects, we have decided to stop building Rex packages on our side. We recommend relying on OS packages maintained by the various distributions in their respective upstream repositories, or to install Rex from CPAN.

2019-06-09
Post-migration updates & clean-up

Over the course of the past weeks many clean-ups have been done, reaping the benefits provided by our new Statocles-based site:

2019-05-19
New site engine for rexify.org

After months of work on a new site backend, we reached the MVP today for our site to be switched over to a new engine: from now on, our site will be maintained using the static site generator Statocles.

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Release notes for 1.3.2

This is a bugfix release, upgrade is recommended for all users.

Shortly after releasing 1.3.0, we followed it up with 1.3.1, fixing a Rex::Commands::DB related testing bug, that slipped through our test suite.

During that work we also discovered another bug, that was affecting BSD users since 1.2.1. The solution was to refactor the MD5 checksum calculation method, that is being used during e.g. file change detection.

Among other smaller improvements mentioned below, the fix for this issue is now being released as 1.3.2.

Since we're keen to continuously improve our QA processes, we also added new tests that could catch similar issues in the future, as part of this fix.

Special thanks for stephanj on IRC who helped a lot with testing those changes and suggesting further modifications.

Enhancements

MD5 calculation

We replaced the previous MD5 checksum calculation method basically with perl one-liners. According to our benchmarks this method provides an overall better performance, while remaining OS-agnostic and memory efficient. Since this function is used in many places, we are looking forward to improve it further.

Documentation

We also decided to include a typo fix to the documentation of this release.

General

Based on the feedback from stephanj via IRC, we improved detection of environment-specific files, and also cleaned up useless which perl calls on Windows, by using the built-on can_run instead. Plus there were some test cleanups.

Bugfixes

Rex::Commands::DB test fixes

Now t/db.t should properly skip tests when some prerequisite is missing.

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