(R)?ex the friendly automation framework



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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