Downloads:

2,516

Downloads of v 1.56:

31

Last Update:

10 Aug 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Stardock

Tags:

stardock objectdesktop suite start8 trial

Start8

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1.56 | Updated: 10 Aug 2022

Downloads:

2,516

Downloads of v 1.56:

31

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Stardock

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Start8 1.56

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Start8, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Start8, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Start8, 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 start8 -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 start8 -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 start8
  win_chocolatey:
    name: start8
    version: '1.56'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

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


chocolatey_package 'start8' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.56'
end

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


cChocoPackageInstaller start8
{
    Name     = "start8"
    Version  = "1.56"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

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


package { 'start8':
  ensure   => '1.56',
  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.

This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 10 Aug 2022.

Description

Return the Start menu to Windows 8 and make navigating your PC easier.

NOTE: This is commercial software, and only provides a trial version. Full usage will require the purchase of a license.

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.


tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference  = 'Stop';

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

$url                    = 'https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start8_setup_sd.exe'
$checksum               = 'a8385a71a8b5c5f7f011fb0e4d0d0b273d9a1ea25e6188a66e1e1f0c551d78c1'
$checksumType           = 'sha256'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName           = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation         = $toolsDir
  fileType              = 'exe'
  softwareName          = "Stardock Start8*"
  url                   = $url
  checksum              = $checksum
  checksumType          = $checksumType
  silentArgs            = '/s'
  validExitCodes        = @(0)
}

[version]$OSVer = (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).Version
$min='6.2.9200'
$max='6.3.9600'

If ( ( $OSVer -lt [version]$min ) -or ( $OSVer -gt [version]$max ) ) {
  Write-Warning "*** Stardock $($packageName.substring(0,1).toupper()+$packageName.substring(1).tolower()) requires an OS running Windows 8/8.1 or Windows Server 2012/2012 R2... ***`n"
  throw
} Else {
  Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
}
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = "Stardock Start8*"
  fileType      = 'exe'
  silentArgs    = '"/U:' + ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)} + '\Stardock\Start8\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"'
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
}

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

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"

      $packageArgs['file'] = ''
    }

    #Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    Write-Warning "Stardock $($packageName.substring(0,1).toupper()+$packageName.substring(1).tolower()) is about to uninstall. If asked to reboot, select 'No', however, you must reboot prior to reinstalling the package.`n`nSelect [Y] to continue.`n"
    ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)} + "\Stardock\Start8\uninstall.exe" + " $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])" #> $null

  }
} 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 | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
}

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