This would be a huge time saver.
I can't promise any time to it yet, and I'm TBH sorely lacking in the required skills, but I'd love to see this get wings and would be keen on testing or thrashing out ideas!
Just to try and get a handle on the amount of work invovled I imagine we would need something on a local autopkg machine that then has a job which can auth with an appengine key, and then copy the xml and files onto the simian instance.
Would this be something best done through MunkiAdmin perhaps so that any changes to the catalogues or manifests could then also be synced to the simian instance?
In the mean time, autopkgr is still making my life a little easier, but it saves down the xmls with a plist extension which simian then ignores as a valid file type until you rename it to xml :)
I could cron a copy or mv plist files to xml to take one step away, but does anyone know if autopkgr can already do such a thing?