What is Your Chocolatey List



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I need to dig into this more. A free/near free way to deploy updates to things like Java/Adobe Reader/Adobe flash, would be awesome.

    Those are all included in Chocolatey's repository. We just don't include them as standard as we avoid Java and Flash as default deployments. We should really move Reader to Chocolatey, though, as that is something that it would handle better than Reader's own updater.

    I stopped using reader and started using Foxit. Reader always took a bazillion megs of ram and Foxit seems to have more tools.

    I did have to use reader one time for a pdf for my transcripts because it was encrypted and stopped working after 30 days, but other than that I use Foxit.



  • @johnhooks said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I need to dig into this more. A free/near free way to deploy updates to things like Java/Adobe Reader/Adobe flash, would be awesome.

    Those are all included in Chocolatey's repository. We just don't include them as standard as we avoid Java and Flash as default deployments. We should really move Reader to Chocolatey, though, as that is something that it would handle better than Reader's own updater.

    I stopped using reader and started using Foxit. Reader always took a bazillion megs of ram and Foxit seems to have more tools.

    I did have to use reader one time for a pdf for my transcripts because it was encrypted and stopped working after 30 days, but other than that I use Foxit.

    I don't know if it has a Chocolatey package or not but Sumatra PDF is a really nice reader, I generally install that before anything else.



  • @coliver said:

    @johnhooks said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I need to dig into this more. A free/near free way to deploy updates to things like Java/Adobe Reader/Adobe flash, would be awesome.

    Those are all included in Chocolatey's repository. We just don't include them as standard as we avoid Java and Flash as default deployments. We should really move Reader to Chocolatey, though, as that is something that it would handle better than Reader's own updater.

    I stopped using reader and started using Foxit. Reader always took a bazillion megs of ram and Foxit seems to have more tools.

    I did have to use reader one time for a pdf for my transcripts because it was encrypted and stopped working after 30 days, but other than that I use Foxit.

    I don't know if it has a Chocolately package or not but Sumatra PDF is a really nice reader, I generally install that before anything else.

    I'll have to look into it. Thanks!



  • Can chocolatey managed already installed software which previously installed without that?



  • @Ambarishrh said:

    Can chocolatey managed already installed software which previously installed without that?

    I don't think so.



  • @Ambarishrh said:

    Can chocolatey managed already installed software which previously installed without that?

    No, it can only manage what it has in its repos and is installed through it (second part I am 90% sure about.) Same as RPM or APT.



  • @coliver said:

    @johnhooks said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I need to dig into this more. A free/near free way to deploy updates to things like Java/Adobe Reader/Adobe flash, would be awesome.

    Those are all included in Chocolatey's repository. We just don't include them as standard as we avoid Java and Flash as default deployments. We should really move Reader to Chocolatey, though, as that is something that it would handle better than Reader's own updater.

    I stopped using reader and started using Foxit. Reader always took a bazillion megs of ram and Foxit seems to have more tools.

    I did have to use reader one time for a pdf for my transcripts because it was encrypted and stopped working after 30 days, but other than that I use Foxit.

    I don't know if it has a Chocolatey package or not but Sumatra PDF is a really nice reader, I generally install that before anything else.

    choco install sumatrapdf


  • @johnhooks said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I need to dig into this more. A free/near free way to deploy updates to things like Java/Adobe Reader/Adobe flash, would be awesome.

    Those are all included in Chocolatey's repository. We just don't include them as standard as we avoid Java and Flash as default deployments. We should really move Reader to Chocolatey, though, as that is something that it would handle better than Reader's own updater.

    I stopped using reader and started using Foxit. Reader always took a bazillion megs of ram and Foxit seems to have more tools.

    I did have to use reader one time for a pdf for my transcripts because it was encrypted and stopped working after 30 days, but other than that I use Foxit.

    choco install foxitreader


  • @johnhooks said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I need to dig into this more. A free/near free way to deploy updates to things like Java/Adobe Reader/Adobe flash, would be awesome.

    Those are all included in Chocolatey's repository. We just don't include them as standard as we avoid Java and Flash as default deployments. We should really move Reader to Chocolatey, though, as that is something that it would handle better than Reader's own updater.

    I stopped using reader and started using Foxit. Reader always took a bazillion megs of ram and Foxit seems to have more tools.

    I did have to use reader one time for a pdf for my transcripts because it was encrypted and stopped working after 30 days, but other than that I use Foxit.

    Does the Chocolatey version remove all the crap ware their normal install dragged along? I too moved to Foxit it around 5 years ago.. but 2-3 years ago I dumped it because it became riddled with crapware. 😞



  • @Dashrender said:

    Does the Chocolatey version remove all the crap ware their normal install dragged along?

    FileZilla has no crapware.



  • @Dashrender said:

    I too moved to Foxit it around 5 years ago.. but 2-3 years ago I dumped it because it became riddled with crapware. 😞

    The installer did, or Foxit itself?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    I too moved to Foxit it around 5 years ago.. but 2-3 years ago I dumped it because it became riddled with crapware. 😞

    The installer did, or Foxit itself?

    Installer did. Don't think there was a way to get it from their site without the installer though.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Installer did. Don't think there was a way to get it from their site without the installer though.

    Chocolatey does not use installers. Just the products.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Looks like a package error, that would be a question for a new thread.

    http://mangolassi.it/topic/6492/notepadplusplus-chocolatey-install-error



  • Anyone used KiTTY here yet?

     choco install kitty.portable


  • I feel like @thanksajdotcom does. I've always been pretty happy with standard PuTTY.



  • Although check out ConEMU. It can be pretty cool.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    I feel like @thanksajdotcom does. I've always been pretty happy with standard PuTTY.

    I'm getting an error installing it with chocolatey.



  • Same error as I saw on another thread?



  • @StrongBad said:

    Same error as I saw on another thread?

    yeah.



  • Is chocolatey a capable tool for auto updating software on Windows.

    Being a package manager I'd imagine it is, just reading a bit about and I'm seeing possibilities.



  • It is but only for the software in its repository. Which is a lot, but it is not going to work for MS Office, Windows itself, ad hoc third party proprietary software, etc.



  • @mlnews It's all of the common crap with day 0 exploits that I'm thinking about...

    A rapid update solution.



  • Yes, Chocolatey is a full package management system and you can run the command choco upgrade on a schedule. You can have it update every package an hour before people start work every morning to make sure that they have the latest patches before every day of work.



  • @scottalanmiller and that is awesome!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Yes, Chocolatey is a full package management system and you can run the command choco upgrade on a schedule. You can have it update every package an hour before people start work every morning to make sure that they have the latest patches before every day of work.

    Not a bad idea...



  • I'm surprised. installing things with Chocolatey puts them in the add/remove programs.



  • @Dashrender said:

    I'm surprised. installing things with Chocolatey puts them in the add/remove programs.

    Although I just tried to use Choco uninstall lastpass (Lastpass was causing IE 11 to crash) and it failed to remove it with errors.



  • You seem to be having a lot of issues. You should add that to one of your threads.



  • So has anyone here setup their own list?


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