To automate download and installation of apps (a constant struggle in a facility dealing with hundreds of apps from dozens of vendors), I have some Python code which takes a simple YAML file config and gets specific versions of apps for vendors where the URLs aren’t protected behind a login. Before the old Tweak Software web site was deprecated, that looked like:
so “get_the_app.py Tweak RV 7.9.2” would do the trick, and after a few minutes I would have the installers. With the website revamp, the “Current” versions (so 2021.x.x) live in:
and previous versions live in:
which is tricky to automate, since now I have to build into the code the notion of a “current release family” based on the assumption of the current release year… So the ask is: could there be a “All_Release” URL that could make it possible to get to every release, regardless of whether it is considered “Current” or “Previous”?
Still, I wish it was this straightforward to download simple zip/tgz installers for every M&E app, so thank you for that!