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This package was rejected on 5/6/2019. The reviewer chocolatey-ops has listed the following reason(s):

doc (maintainer) on 01 Apr 2019 14:59:23 +00:00:

User 'doc' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 01 Apr 2019 15:31:28 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 01 Apr 2019 17:18:55 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 21 Apr 2019 17:20:11 +00:00:

We've found rainmeter v4.3.0.3298 in a submitted status and waiting for your next actions. It has had no updates for 20 or more days since a reviewer has asked for corrections. Please note that if there is no response or fix of the package within 15 days of this message, this package version will automatically be closed (rejected) due to being stale.

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 06 May 2019 17:22:25 +00:00:

Unfortunately there has not been progress to move rainmeter v4.3.0.3298 towards an approved status within 15 days after the last review message, so we need to close (reject) the package version at this time. If you want to pick this version up and move it towards approval in the future, use the contact site admins link on the package page and we can move it back into a submitted status so you can submit updates.

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Rainmeter displays customizable skins, like memory and battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. Rainmeter is at once an application and a toolkit. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

"Unofficial" means that this package is not maintained by the Rainmeter developers. The setup file is the same you would download on the official website.

; For first install. When updating there is no Button1
WinWait, ahk_class #32770, , 300
ControlClick, Button1, ahk_class #32770

WinWait, ahk_class #32770, , 300
ControlClick, Button2, ahk_class #32770

WinWait, ahk_class #32770, , 300
ControlClick, Button2, ahk_class #32770

WinGetTitle, TitleName

; wait for button2 to become active
Loop {
     Sleep 200
     ControlGet bEnabled, Enabled,, Button2, %TitleName%
     If bEnabled
ControlClick, Button2, ahk_class #32770

$packageName = 'rainmeter'
$url = ''
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$ahkFile = "$toolsDir\button.ahk"

Start-Process 'AutoHotkey' $ahkFile

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs    = ''
  url           = $url
  checksum 		= '1bb57129f6871c7e5a835ded406de7096aebbe53196006ca0d00073948fbb16b'
  ChecksumType 	= 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Rainmeter (Unofficial) 6358 Sunday, July 8, 2018 Approved
Rainmeter (Unofficial) 2250 Saturday, December 2, 2017 Approved
Rainmeter (Unofficial) 2323 Monday, January 2, 2017 Approved
Rainmeter (Unofficial) 317 Monday, December 19, 2016 Exempted
Rainmeter (Unofficial) 274 Sunday, December 4, 2016 Exempted
Rainmeter (Unofficial) 202 Sunday, November 27, 2016 Exempted
Rainmeter (Unofficial) 245 Sunday, November 20, 2016 Exempted
Rainmeter (Unofficial) 263 Sunday, November 13, 2016 Exempted
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