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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 1.3.2

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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