Kunda1 wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:37 pm
Not as effective, maybe but useful, i pushback on that. I think the more testers we have the better..especially for py3/qt5
Agreed. I'll try to amplify some of the positives of chocolatey (@Opus please correct any misconceptions I might have)
Chocolatey provides a means to update binary
packages on Win. FreeCAD doesn't have an "auto-updater" on Win so this is useful. They do virus checks and appear to have some means to clear false positives from the virus checking software. This is VERY useful. I think this means they vet the FreeCAD installer and makes it easier for users to update the package.
More distribution channels are good for FreeCAD, as long as they are quality "re-distributions". Chocolatey seems to be this.
If they could offer "freecad-daily" similar to what we do on the PPA that would be great. One of their pluses is to vet the packages, so I don't know how realistic this is to their model.
If the Chocolatey team "reaches in" here I can try to help, but I don't have the bandwidth to "reach-out"