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Integrating AutoPkg with FileWave 09 Jul 2015 21:39 #1796

  • Gilbert Palau
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Dear FileWave Gods (aka the "Devs")

Would it be too much, to beautifully integrate AutoPKG and FileWave in a holy union that doesnt make us waste 20 minutes fiddling with CLI to upload a package to FileWave.

Currently the draconic way of doing this, would be using the FileWave CLI which is very unintuitive and really doesnt work that well. it pretty much sucks.

AutoPkg has been a great boon to admins, and many organizations take advantage of the builtin support for Munki to automatically make updates available to their fleet. Casper customers take full advantage of Autopkg with the plugin JSSImporter which allows the Casper admins the ability to upload Autopkg generated packages into Casper in the same way as Munki. JSSImporter uses REST API to ensure all of the many working parts of a package deployment policy are created and up-to-date allowing you to somewhat mimic the testing/production best-practices established by Munki.

I think FileWave needs to have a FWVImporter that we can run attached to Autopkg or AutoPKGr that would be a powerful tool for us...

Casper is as every bit propietary as FileWave is and they made an open source tool to help in this task, that I just think from a competitive point its just a pity right now FileWave and Autopkg don't get along...

So please pretty please, can this be built by FileWave?
Gilbert Palau
Desktop Engineering
FileWave Admin
Dallas, TX
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