Thursday, March 14, 2013
Stopping Development of WinRM for Ruby
UPDATE: Paul Morton has graciously volunteered to take over the helm and continue development on WinRM. I hope to be involved again in the future but Paul has been a great help in the past and I have a great deal of faith in his ability to move WinRM forward. Here's a link to the new repository: https://github.com/WinRb/WinRM
It's with much reluctance that I announce the end of development for the Ruby WinRM gem. It's always hard to say goodbye to a project especially one like WinRM. I've invested countless hours on it and it has put me in touch with some very great people in the Ruby and Open Source communities. I also had the privilege to work directly with some of the Microsoft staff early on when I was trying to figure out the protocol and they were a complete class act. It made this life-long UNIX admin eat his words (at least for a short while).
The reason for my departure from the project is simply that I no longer have access to all of the infrastructure for testing. There are a lot of issues that come in that I no longer have the means to test easily. When I was employed with the State of North Dakota we actually used the code so it was easy to test fixes that came in. I also had some excellent Beta testers that caught most issues, thanks +Robert Hart.
The code will remain on Github at https://github.com/zenchild/WinRM and it is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license so have at it. If you have questions about the code or want to pay me a handsome sum for extending it please reach out.
Until then - Cheers!