This is a prerelease version of Pencil.

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3.0.0-rc2 | Updated: 13 Feb 2017



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Software Author(s):

  • Evolus

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Pencil 3.0.0-rc2

This is a prerelease version of Pencil.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Pencil, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Pencil, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Pencil, 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

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 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 pencil -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.0.0-rc2'" --prerelease [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 pencil -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.0.0-rc2'" --prerelease

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pencil
    name: pencil
    version: '3.0.0-rc2'
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pencil' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.0.0-rc2'
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pencil
    Name        = "pencil"
    Version     = "3.0.0-rc2"
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pencil':
  ensure          => '3.0.0-rc2',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  provider        => 'chocolatey',
  source          => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'pencil'
$url        = ''

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url

  softwareName  = 'Pencil 3*'

  checksum      = '8f251a25ad175be0bae67c7944b3370c701d22eabf2fadb383e4f2d56e8c82cd'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs   = '/S' # NSIS
  validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName  = 'pencil'
$softwareName = 'Pencil 3*'
$installerType= 'EXE'

$silentArgs = '/S' # NSIS
$validExitCodes = @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    $file = $file -replace '" /allusers$', ''
    $file = $file -replace '^"', ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Pencil 3.0.4 3206 Thursday, June 29, 2017 Approved
Pencil 3.0.3 552 Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Approved
Pencil 3.0.2 486 Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Approved
Pencil 3.0.1 585 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved
Pencil 3.0.0 378 Thursday, March 23, 2017 Approved
Pencil 3.0.0-rc2 401 Monday, February 13, 2017 Exempted
Pencil 2.0.21 679 Monday, December 19, 2016 Approved

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