(R)?ex the friendly automation framework



Rex-1.14.3 is now available on CPAN. It contains bug fixes for local package installation, command existence checks, and Git tests.


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.


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 1.7.1

This is a new bugfix release, most notably avoiding a testing issue on Windows. On top of that, it's mostly about enabling testing on Windows and Mac OS X via Travis CI, plus updates various documentation and metadata. Upgrade is recommended for all users.

This is also the first release with the updated project description: Rex is now known as the friendly automation framework.

Many thanks to all contributors who made this release possible!

Release highlights

Symlink testing issue on Windows

The recently added symlink tests were broken on Windows, simply because the test code assumed Linux systems only. Unfortunately CPAN Testers didn't catch this issue in a dev release, which leads us to our next point.

Add Windows and Mac OS X testing on Travis CI

In order to have early feedback for all three major platforms, Travis CI now helps us running the test suite on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Thanks to this, we already could fix some minor issues.

Rex, the friendly automation framework

Following up on recent changes throughout the project on the website, and in the README, GitHub repo description, Twitter bio, etc., we also updated the project description in the main POD files to improve consistency.


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