FSL VS winget-create

Compare FSL vs winget-create and see what are their differences.


A Package Manager. (by Gordae)


The Windows Package Manager Manifest Creator command-line tool (aka wingetcreate) (by microsoft)
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FSL winget-create
1 3
2 351
- 3.7%
6.2 5.5
over 1 year ago 8 days ago
C# C#
- MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of FSL. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning FSL yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of winget-create. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-13.
  • Automatically upgrade your package on winget with GitHub Actions
    3 projects | dev.to | 13 Nov 2021
    This workflow uses Windows Package Manager Manifest Creator to update and submit a new version of a package manifest
  • Announcing Windows Package Manager 1.1
    4 projects | /r/Windows11 | 6 Oct 2021
    Yes, any installer (MSIX, MSI, EXE) may be added (https://github.com/microsoft/winget-pkgs). There is even a new tool the Windows Package Manager Manifest Creator (https://github.com/microsoft/winget-create) to make it easier to build a manifest and submit it to the GitHub repository. Portable / Stanalone .exe files and .zip files aren't supported yet, but they are on the backlog.
  • Windows Package Manager 1.0
    3 projects | dev.to | 29 May 2021
    You can also add your programs or packages by executing winget install wingetcreate to install the Windows Package Manager Manifest Creator. Once the tool has been installed, execute wingetcreate new provide the URL to the installer. Then the tool will download the installer, parse it to determine any of the manifest values available in the installer, and guide you through the process to generate a valid manifest. If you provide your GitHub credentials when prompted, it will even fork the repository, create a new branch, submit a pull request, and provide you the URL to track its progress.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing FSL and winget-create you can also consider the following projects:

winget-cli-restsource - This project aims to provide a reference implementation for creating a REST based package source for the winget client.

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

NuGet - NuGet Gallery is a package repository that powers https://www.nuget.org. Use this repo for reporting NuGet.org issues.

appget - Free and open package manager for Windows.

BaGet - A lightweight NuGet and symbol server

Winget-Install - Powershell scripts for Winget with SCCM/Intune

UpmGitExtension - This package extends the UI of Unity Package Manager (UPM) for the packages installed from git repository.

Winget-AutoUpdate - WAU daily updates apps as system and notify connected users. (Allowlist and Blocklist support)