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News

2021-03-05
Rex-1.13.3

The Rex-1.13.3 release is now available on CPAN. It contains documentation updates, and a fix for debconf parsing. Behind the scenes, CI was migrated over to GitHub Actions as well.

2020-12-05
Rex-1.13.2

The Rex-1.13.2 release is now available on CPAN. It contains only documentation updates, mostly for the built-in template capabilities, but also fixes a few typos.

2020-11-05
Rex-1.13.1

Happy 10th birthday, Rex!

The Rex-1.13.1 release is now available on CPAN. It is focusing on CMDB bugfixes and documentation, while also fixing a missing feature flag. Upgrade is recommended for all users.

2020-10-05
Rex-1.13.0

The Rex-1.13.0 release is now available on CPAN. It adds on_no_change hooks for file management commands to trigger further actions when files are left unchanged. Upgrade is recommended for all users.

2020-09-05
Rex-1.12.2

The Rex-1.12.2 release is now available on CPAN. It fixes various regressions, as well as bugs around file management. Upgrade is highly recommended for all users.

Events

2021-03-08
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!

2020-03-05
Unexpected use cases with Rex

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

2019-11-09
Rex & Friends

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

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Release notes for 1.7.0

Happy birthday, Rex!

This is a new minor release, adding new features, and fixing bugs. Upgrade is recommended for all users.

Many thanks to all contributors who made this release possible!

We would like to welcome Crimson Thompson, elisdg, iblinder, labbeduddel, LeMerP, Max E. Aubrey, Oliver Cherrier, Roy Storey, Steve Dondley as new contributors.

Release highlights

Contributing guide

We now have a contributing guide which collects all important information about collaborating on the codebase in a single place.

File hooks

Now all commands in Rex::Commands::File have the ability to trigger hooks.

Testing with Travis CI

The Rex codebase is now tested on Travis CI, helping tremendously by automating not just unit testing, but also author tests. It helps making the contribution process smoother.

CMDB caching

CMDB lookups are now cached as part of the base class, so all built-in and custom CMDB modules should get the same benefits. It's important not just for performance reasons, but also helps avoiding corner cases where the CMDB contents might change while Rex is running.

Enhancements

Bugfixes

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