Chocolatey brings apt-get like features to Windows platform. Wrote about my joyous discovery of Chocolatey back in 2012, Super Double Warmup Chocolatey To Go. Installing applications becomes simple and painless. After graduating from Chocolatey goodness head over to Boxstarter to automate creation of Windows environments as local VM or in the cloud on Azure! Chocolatey and Boxstarter support Chef too! Boxstarter can be used to automate testing of Chocolatey packages in a CI process too. Sky is the limit!
Boxstarter delivers repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. When its time to repave either bare metal or virtualized instances, locally or on a remote machine, Boxstarter can automate both trivial and highly complex installations. Compatible with all Windows versions from Windows 7/2008 R2 forward.
Please pledge a donation to help improve Chocolatey and become the defacto Windows Package Manager by checking out kickstarter Chocolatey page.
We're ready to move forward from the Chocolatey experiment to the Chocolatey experience!
New Chocolatey Features Video
Check out the following video which shows some of the soon to be released new features in the C# rewrite of Chocolatey:
Get in quick! Donated last week when there was about 40 poeple and today there are 197 people already signed up to the Kickstarter, so be sure to get in quick so you don’t miss out of the exciting oppurtunity to help Chocolatey grow into the application package manager for Windows.