My first Chocolatey package!

In my Computer Architecture and Assembly Language class at LTU, we are making X68 assembly language programs using an open-source 68000 IDE and simulator called EASy68K.

I have been having a lot of fun with Chocolatey lately. If you're unfamiliar with it, it's a package manager for Windows. In fact, its technology will be included in Windows 10 as part of the OneGet package manager installed by default, so it's probably not a bad idea to get acquainted with it now on your current Windows system. For people like me who like the convenience of package managers like apt-get on Linux, this helps us feel a bit more at home; it means we no longer have to manually download, install and update programs ourselves if a package is available!

I decided to create the easy68k package and submit it to the Chocolatey Gallery by following this handy tutorial I found on another blog. The link to it is here, but it's currently still awaiting moderation since I just submitted it and won't show in the general search yet. You can install it with the following command if you have Chocolatey installed:

choco install easy68k -Version

Note that this needs to be run in PowerShell as administrator to work. It goes without saying that you need an active Internet connection as well, not only to retrieve the package but also to retrieve the .exe installer that the package downloads from the EASy68K website.


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