swupd-client VS NetSparkle

Compare swupd-client vs NetSparkle and see what are their differences.


Software update client (by clearlinux)


NetSparkle is a C# software update framework for .NET developers compatible with .NET Core/.NET 5+, WinForms, WPF, and Avalonia; uses Ed25519 or DSA signatures! View basic usage here in the README or visit our website for code docs. (by NetSparkleUpdater)
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swupd-client NetSparkle
1 4
106 481
1.9% 1.7%
0.0 0.0
5 months ago 29 days ago
Shell C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of NetSparkle. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-15.
  • In the year 2023, what is the best way to deploy/distribute a WPF Application?
    5 projects | /r/dotnet | 15 Apr 2023
    We eventually settled on a combination of InnoSetup with InnoSetuo Dependency Installer and NetSparkle which offered a much cleaner experience and use of AzureAD Authentication for Azure Storage Blobs (for updates) as well as InTune Deployments with proper version detection.
  • WinForms Application Updater
    5 projects | /r/dotnet | 19 Feb 2023
    Before we stopped developing Desktop Applications, NetSparkle was our preferred choice but you have to provide your own installer (we used InnoSetup.
  • What tool do you use to create an installer for your desktop applications?
    5 projects | /r/dotnet | 19 Oct 2021
    She also had a rather sour attitude we didn't care much for (example). We finally settled on NetSparkle as it allowed us to have complete control over the frontend implementation. The added pluses were not being forced to adopt SemVer behavior, improved digital signature signing and the ability to both sign the update and the manifest.
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got an easy question? Ask here (27/2021)!
    6 projects | /r/rust | 5 Jul 2021
    Are there any good update libraries that implement digital signatures like ed25519? Like self_update but with digital signatures, or something like NetSparkle for rust. Assume I don't want to update from a github or anything.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing swupd-client and NetSparkle you can also consider the following projects:

Squirrel - An installation and update framework for Windows desktop apps

winsparkle - App update framework for Windows, inspired by Sparkle for macOS

self_update - Self updates for rust executables

Ultralight - Lightweight, high-performance HTML renderer for game and app developers.

wix3 - WiX Toolset v3.x

nUpdate - A comfortable update solution for .NET-applications.

ShutdownTimerClassic - Pick a time and let your computer shutdown itself.

Seed - A Rust framework for creating web apps


RoleDDNG - A WPF-based role-playing character creation and modification tool, aimed at 100% compatibility with the old RoleDD program.

yew - Rust / Wasm framework for building client web apps

bita - Differential file synchronization over http