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  • WAPT: Bringing Apt-Get Package Management To Windows

    https://github.com/chocolatey/chocolatey

    I've used it, looks quite promising.

    And they have quite a few apps in their repo.

    --Coder

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    WAPT: Bringing Apt-Get Package Management To Windows

    Phoronix: WAPT: Bringing Apt-Get Package Management To Windows

    WAPT is an open-source package manager for Windows that's based on apt-get functionality and can ease the installation/updating/configuration/removal/management of Windows programs and drivers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTg4NDM

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    • #3
      Chocolatey is a nice project for Windows, and they recently won a Kickstarter campaign to increase the quality of service (more packages, better filtering of poor packages, etc). The PowerShell package manager manager (OneGet) debuting in Win10 has it's first back-end for Chocolatey, in which case both projects will take off. If WAPT wants to build a user base, they should quickly focus on contributing to OneGet, so by the time Win10 arrives, there will be a working alternative to the Chocolatey repo.

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      • #4
        Would be cool to see this make its way into enterprise application deployment systems where it will be easier to build and deploy application packages to enterprise devices. If you know how to create a Debian package then it would be just as straightforward to build an application package for Windows with WAPT. Something like this would give systems like SCCM, ZenWorks, or Altiris a run for the money and maybe opensource Windows application management systems could spring up, saving enterprises tons of money in managing their computing devices.

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        • #5
          Weak. The Microsoft OS's are not worthy of such delights.

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          • #6
            It's not like it's the first one to try something like this (though basing it off of apt is sorta new), and none of them have been decent so far. I'll wait a few months to see if it's still around before trying it out.

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            • #7
              Honestly imo mingw-get is pretty decent. Also apt-get for installing drivers is a really backward idea. Windows already has device probing and driver automatic installation from Windows Update
              Last edited by nanonyme; 10 January 2015, 07:04 AM.

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