(R)?ex the friendly automation framework



The Rex-1.11.0 release is now available on CPAN. It enhances the behaviour of sysctl and file management, fixes bugs about group management and OpenSSH connection options, and clarifies quite a bit of documentation.


The Rex-1.10.0 release is now available on CPAN (changelog). Apart from documentation updates and bug fixes, it adds initial package glob support, and an on_change hook for the mkdir command.


The Rex-1.9.0 release is now available on CPAN, and it adds a new feature flag to force writing UTF-8 encoded files, documents configuration options, and fixes bugs.


The Rex-1.8.2 release is now available on CPAN, fixing a bug related to task hooks.


The Rex-1.8.1 release is now available on CPAN, improving release automation, packaging, and documentation.



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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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