Upcoming Renewal For Backers!
Howdy folks! This last year has been a whirlwind with new folks coming on board, a Chocolatey Fest (WinOps focused) conference, and loads of new features and enhancements - in... Read more
Announcements / Renewals coming up in May/June - Don't pay full price!!
Howdy everyone! Can you believe we ran this Kickstarter over 3 years ago?! It feels like yesterday when we were preparing for the Kickstarter and here we are in 2018... Read more
The Next Chapter Started Here
Without you seeing my vision, things could have been difficult for a transition into Chocolatey as a self-sustaining product. Without your support, I would have never been able to... Read more
The backer page is up!
The backer page is now up at https://chocolatey.org/kickstarter. Take a look at it and let me know if anything is wrong or needs corrected. In a few days I will set... Read more
Your Input Is Requested - A More Appropriate Name for Professional Edition
There has been quite a bit of confusion over what the pro edition is and is not. It has become quite clear that we need to rename it to clarify... Read more
New Hot Chocolate! Install Directory Switch / Generic Virus Scanner / Fixes
We've got some little fixes and a big feature we think you are going to love ready!
- Install today's release of the beta of Chocolatey: choco upgrade chocolatey -pre -version... Read more
Chocolatey For Business / Chocolatey Professional Is Available May 2
This is a very exciting time for Chocolatey! We started this process with a dream and this Kickstarter and now it's finally coming to fruition!
In less than 10 days, we... Read more
Chocolatey has a new logo!!!
A designer started a conversation with us in December 2014 and we've recently come to a decision point on Chocolatey - a new logo (and soon a new website)! A... Read more
Chocolatey is 5 years old! Tab Completion and Refresh Environment comes to PowerShell!
Chocolatey turned 5 years old yesterday! For its birthday, I added a couple of long sought after features for Chocolatey that you are going to love: tab completion and refreshenv... Read more
Virus Scanning Feature is Here!
The feature you've been waiting patiently for is finally here! We are excited to be working with VirusTotal to bring this feature to our pro/biz users! The virus scan check... Read more
Licenses for 2 Month Early Rewards have been delivered!
The 2 month early access rewards have received their licenses this morning! That means that the majority of folks receiving licenses from the Kickstarter have received those licenses.
Don't worry,... Read more
Hot Chocolate - License File / Download Cache Improvements!
For those that have their license already, the following improvements are now available!
- License can now be in user profile (like `c:\Users\yourname\chocolatey.license.xml`). This is great for roaming user profiles and... Read more
New Hot Chocolate Available! Fixes for PowerShell v5 users
This update is great for everyone that has a license currently, but especially important if you are running PowerShell 5! You may have run into the following issues:
- "ERROR: A... Read more
SUPER EARLY ACCESS - For those about to rock!
We have several licenses to ship out today for our super early access reward levels! This includes the first feature, the permanent alternate download location. The emails you receive will... Read more
Chocolatey Licensed Version Update And Apology
We are getting very close to the first delivery of the pro/business version for our super early reward levels ("SUPER EARLY ACCESS" would be mentioned in your reward level)!!
Going... Read more
Quite a few of you may have already seen a post where I recently addressed the community feed and why the backlog of packages waiting for moderation had grown to... Read more
Quick Update - Chocolatey.org load issues (slowness/breakages) have been resolved!
After we started seeing much higher usage in October, we started working towards better caching strategies to help handle the sheer load. That started to help, but it wasn't enough.... Read more
Recent Chocolatey.org Issues and Optimizations
This will also be featured in the Chocolatey Newsletter this month. I want to express a sincere thanks to all of you, without the funding from this Kickstarter, none of this... Read more
New Chocolatey Stuff
Recently there were a couple of adds to choco/the community feed that really enhance your ability to interact with packages. To show you what I mean, take a look at... Read more
Software Craftsmanship Calendar kickstarter
I just learned that the Software Craftsmanship Calendar folks are doing a Kickstarter to raise funds for the 2016 calendar. I've enjoyed these calendars in the past. You might head... Read more
May the 4th be With You!
I've turned off allowing address changes, you may have received something stating you have 48 hours to finalize your address if it has changed.
IMPORTANT: I have no idea if... Read more
Second Batch of T-Shirt/Hoodie Orders And Other Updates
I'm getting ready to make the second batch of orders, hopefully the last. We also start shipping the international orders soon.
Right now I'm holding on the second batch of... Read more
Next Large Batch of Orders Shipping Today / .NET Fringe
We'll be sending out a large batch of T-Shirt orders later today. It's possible the first set of hoodies will get shipped today as well. These are US only at... Read more
Choco 0.9.9 Release Candidate Status
We are very close to flipping the switch now and could not be any more excited about it! We've just made 0.9.9-rc3 available, which means we have already been through... Read more
First batch of orders are in!
The shirts and hoodies have arrived! Lots of boxes!
This is what the dark shirt and hoodie look like:
The first batch of orders will start going out soon. We... Read more
First Batch Of T-Shirts Ordered, Chocolate Purchased!
This is a short update to let you know what's going on right now. For everyone that has sent in their surveys, I was able to get a... Read more
What Happens Now?
We made it! Now what? :)
Right now we are prioritizing what we are going to work on to get things delivered. For things that require funds, we are in... Read more
MS Dev Show
I sat down with Carl and Jason on Friday on the MS Dev Show to talk about all things Chocolatey.
The description from the site: "The MS Dev Show is... Read more
FYI: Chocolatey.org requires HTTPS now
As an FYI: We are closing one of the last security gaps now that we no longer need an HTTP workaround for Windows 2003. I just wanted to give you all... Read more
T-Shirt Designs Announced!
The designs for the t-shirts at the $25 and $65 level have been finalized! The kickstarter is the only place you can get these! If you are a backer at a... Read more
Rob Talks to Herding Code About All Things Chocolatey
Recently I talked to Herding Code about the kickstarter, package moderation, OneGet, and where we are going with Chocolatey.
Listen now - http://herdingcode.com/herding-code-199-rob-reynolds-on-the-chocolatey-kickstarter-chocolatey-growth-and-oneget/
Let's Get to the Front Page of Hacker News!
Short update today - Let's get to the front page of Hacker News!
- Create an account if you haven't already -
- Go here - https://hn.algolia.com/?q=chocolatey#!/story/past_month/0/chocolatey%20kickstarter
- Click on the comments
- Make sure... Read more
$35 Pro Consumer General Availability License Reward
Thanks for the feedback! We heard you and we've just added a level that mimics the $35 super early bird access except it will be a June availability (same expected... Read more
New Reward Levels!
We're pleased to announce two additional levels.
Dark Hoodie + 1 Pro License
We saw that folks want both a dark hoodie and a pro license and the current $100... Read more
Chocolatey.org Now Has Package Moderation / Vote up Link Sharing Sites!
As part of investing in the long term viability of Chocolatey, we've implemented package moderation. This means that when packages are submitted, they will be reviewed and signed off by a... Read more
After reviewing the want for a Hoodie Reward/Contest, Kickstarter reminded me that contests are not allowed, so unfortunately we won't be able to offer the hoodie as part of a... Read more
Thank you! And another reward...
We've already almost hit 20% in just the first few days! The amount of support from you has been overwhelming! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
Let's keep... Read more
Great question - Will Chocolatey Remain Free?
I was asked this question earlier, and it's a great question. Everytime I see something I love start to seek monetization it's something I tend to worry about. Will there... Read more