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The Rex-1.14.2 release is now available on CPAN. It contains bug fixes for running local commands on Windows, cloning git repositories, and test suite fixes for the upcoming perl-5.38.0 release.

Call for papers TPRC 2023

Dean Hamstead from the The Perl and Raku Foundation Marketing Committee has sent an invitation to present about Rex at TPRC 2023. I’m posting it here to increase visibility.


The Rex-1.14.1 release is now available on CPAN. It contains bug fixes and documentation updates.


The Rex-1.14.0 release is now available on CPAN. It contains improved Rexfile loading, documentation updates, and bumps the minimum required Perl version to 5.12.5.


The Rex-1.13.4 release is now available on CPAN. It contains documentation updates, and a fix for inconsistent behavior between the content and source options of the file command.


Learning automation using Rex

Ferenc Erki (FErki) will be the guest of Gábor Szabó on the next Code Maven live stream to learn about automation using Rex. Register for the free event via Code Maven or Meetup, and join the discussion!

Unexpected use cases with Rex

Unexpected use cases with Rex at the 22nd German Perl/Raku Workshop 2020 in Erlangen by Ferenc Erki (FErki).

Rex & Friends

Rex & Friends talk at the Barcelona Perl & Friends 2019 by Ferenc Erki (FErki).

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Release notes for 1.3.3

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

Sometimes it's not that easy to categorize changes (and it's also not our main goal :), so some of them are halfway between the corners of the bugfix-enhancement-new feature triangle. We thought none of them are big enough to justify a new minor release, but at the same time we wanted to let those many small improvements out in a proper release.

We would like to welcome okaoka, John Karr, Pavel Timofeev, and Elmer Quintanilla as new contributors. Special thanks to Daniel Cordero for his help on fixing service detection on Gentoo.





BSD support

Thanks to Pavel Timofeev, services support on BSDs has been greatly improved, covering lot more cases.


Some minor bugs has been fixed in the new templating engine.


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