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Downloads:

771

Downloads of v 1.0.3:

25

Last Update:

09 Jun 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • asheroto

Tags:

messagesforweb messages for web messaging google android phone sms mms computer

Messages for Web

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1.0.3 | Updated: 09 Jun 2024

Downloads:

771

Downloads of v 1.0.3:

25

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • asheroto

Messages for Web 1.0.3

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Messages for Web, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Messages for Web, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Messages for Web, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade messagesforweb -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade messagesforweb -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install messagesforweb
  win_chocolatey:
    name: messagesforweb
    version: '1.0.3'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'messagesforweb' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.0.3'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller messagesforweb
{
    Name     = "messagesforweb"
    Version  = "1.0.3"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'messagesforweb':
  ensure   => '1.0.3',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Jun 2024.

Description

Screenshot
Google Messages for Web in a native Windows application that runs on startup and hides to the system tray. Press Ctrl+Alt+M to show the window.


tools\ChocolateyBeforeModify.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

Get-Process MessagesForWeb -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Stop-Process -ErrorAction Stop
tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName = 'MessagesForWeb'
$softwareName = 'Messages for Web'
$version = '1.0.3'
$url = "https://github.com/asheroto/MessagesForWeb/releases/download/${version}/MessagesForWeb.exe"
$checksum = 'BE374BEC82584103EFC8427B50DB1400A5870BAB93669AF63DB3E21559F0FAD8'
$silentArgs = '/quiet'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $packageName
    fileType       = 'exe'
    file           = $fileLocation
    url            = $url
    checksum       = $checksum
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    silentArgs     = $silentArgs
    validExitCodes = $validExitCodes
    softwareName   = $softwareName
}

# Install the package
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

# Set the path, confirm it exists, start the process if it does
$MessagesForWebPath = [System.IO.Path]::Combine($env:APPDATA, 'MessagesForWeb', 'MessagesForWeb.exe')
if ((Test-Path $MessagesForWebPath)) { Start-Process $MessagesForWebPath -ArgumentList '-startup' }

Write-Output ""
Write-Output "---------------------------"
Write-Output ""
Write-Output "MessagesForWeb has been installed and will automatically start when you log in."
Write-Output "It is currently running in the system tray."
Write-Output ""
Write-Output "Press Ctrl+Alt+M at any time to bring it back to the foreground."
Write-Output "Press Alt+F4 to close it to the system tray."
Write-Output ""
Write-Output "---------------------------"
Write-Output ""
tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName = 'MessagesForWeb'
$softwareName = 'Messages for Web'
$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "$softwareName*" | Select-Object -First 1

# Exit if the package is already uninstalled
if (-not $key) { return $null }

$uninstallString = $key.UninstallString

# Check if silent uninstall arguments are already included
if ($uninstallString -notmatch '/qn') {
    $silentArgs = $uninstallString.Replace("MsiExec.exe /X", "").Trim() + " /qn"
} else {
    $silentArgs = $uninstallString
}

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $packageName
    file           = 'MsiExec.exe'
    silentArgs     = $silentArgs
    fileType       = 'msi'
    validExitCodes = @(0)
}

Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Messages for Web 1.0.1 35 Thursday, May 23, 2024 Approved
Messages for Web 1.0.0 131 Wednesday, June 7, 2023 Approved
Messages for Web 0.0.7.3 139 Thursday, September 1, 2022 Approved
Messages for Web 0.0.7.1 136 Sunday, May 22, 2022 Approved
Messages for Web 0.0.6.5 78 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Approved
Messages for Web 0.0.6.1 86 Monday, February 14, 2022 Approved
MessagesForWeb 0.0.5.0 70 Monday, February 14, 2022 Approved
MessagesForWeb 0.0.1.0 71 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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