Unpacking Software Livestream

Join our monthly Unpacking Software livestream to hear about the latest news, chat and opinion on packaging, software deployment and lifecycle management!

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Chocolatey Product Spotlight

Join the Chocolatey Team on our regular monthly stream where we put a spotlight on the most recent Chocolatey product releases. You'll have a chance to have your questions answered in a live Ask Me Anything format.

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Chocolatey Coding Livestream

Join us for the Chocolatey Coding Livestream, where members of our team dive into the heart of open source development by coding live on various Chocolatey projects. Tune in to witness real-time coding, ask questions, and gain insights into the world of package management. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with our team and contribute to the future of Chocolatey!

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Calling All Chocolatiers! Whipping Up Windows Automation with Chocolatey Central Management

Webinar from
Wednesday, 17 January 2024

We are delighted to announce the release of Chocolatey Central Management v0.12.0, featuring seamless Deployment Plan creation, time-saving duplications, insightful Group Details, an upgraded Dashboard, bug fixes, user interface polishing, and refined documentation. As an added bonus we'll have members of our Solutions Engineering team on-hand to dive into some interesting ways you can leverage the new features available!

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Chocolatey Community Coffee Break

Join the Chocolatey Team as we discuss all things Community, what we do, how you can get involved and answer your Chocolatey questions.

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Chocolatey and Intune Overview

Webinar Replay from
Wednesday, 30 March 2022

At Chocolatey Software we strive for simple, and teaching others. Let us teach you just how simple it could be to keep your 3rd party applications updated across your devices, all with Intune!

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Chocolatey For Business. In Azure. In One Click.

Livestream from
Thursday, 9 June 2022

Join James and Josh to show you how you can get the Chocolatey For Business recommended infrastructure and workflow, created, in Azure, in around 20 minutes.

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The Future of Chocolatey CLI

Livestream from
Thursday, 04 August 2022

Join Paul and Gary to hear more about the plans for the Chocolatey CLI in the not so distant future. We'll talk about some cool new features, long term asks from Customers and Community and how you can get involved!

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Hacktoberfest Tuesdays 2022

Livestreams from
October 2022

For Hacktoberfest, Chocolatey ran a livestream every Tuesday! Re-watch Cory, James, Gary, and Rain as they share knowledge on how to contribute to open-source projects such as Chocolatey CLI.

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Package Maintainer Handover

Package Maintainer Handover


This process comes after the Package Triage Process. If you are a software vendor wanting to maintain your own software's packages, please see maintain packages for my software.

When a package maintainer is deemed no longer maintaining a package, a new maintainer or maintainers can assist and/or takeover. This is done through the Package Triage Process.

Once an admin makes you a maintainer you will need to click on the link in your email to confirm.

Once that is done you have several steps:

  1. Obtain the source for the package. Look at the packageSourceUrl to see if it is filled out or not.
    Package source link
  2. Look for the maintainer's profile to see if they have a GitHub repository for their packages.
    maintainer profile with github repository link
    • If you don't find it there, attempt to find it on GitHub with some google-fu.
    • If all else fails, download the package from the website (use the Download link on the left side).
  3. Use unzip to unpack the package and remove the files that are only used in packaging.
  4. Put that in your GitHub repository for packages.
  5. Ensure you have a link to that repository in your Chocolatey profile.
  6. Commit the package as is prior to any changes. If you are moving it over from another repository, just copy the current files/folders related to that package into your repository.
  7. Now make your changes/fixes/updates. Commit those changes as necessary.
    • One thing to update is any links to the old repository such as images and/or maintainers.
    • Also add/update <packageSourceUrl /> to point to your repository.
  8. Build the package and test locally.
  9. Push the package with the updates/fixes.
  10. If brought in from another repository, be sure to send a Pull Request to that repository to have the package removed from there (or at the very least file an issue). Link the new location in that request for others who might be searching.

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