winget-create VS winget-cli-restsource

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


The Windows Package Manager Manifest Creator command-line tool (aka wingetcreate) (by microsoft)


This project aims to provide a reference implementation for creating a REST based package source for the winget client. (by microsoft)
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winget-create winget-cli-restsource
3 5
450 228
2.7% 3.1%
8.2 6.0
9 days ago about 2 months ago
C# C#
MIT License MIT License
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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 | | 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 ( There is even a new tool the Windows Package Manager Manifest Creator ( 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 | | 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.


Posts with mentions or reviews of winget-cli-restsource. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-09.

What are some alternatives?

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

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

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

appget - Free and open package manager for Windows.

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

FSL - A Package Manager.

winget-pkgs - The Microsoft community Windows Package Manager manifest repository

rewinged - rewinged is a self-hosted winget package source

winget-cli - WinGet is the Windows Package Manager. This project includes a CLI (Command Line Interface), PowerShell modules, and a COM (Component Object Model) API (Application Programming Interface).

WinGetty - An open source REST Backend for creating a private WinGet Repo without any cloud dependency.

winstall - A web app for browsing and installing Windows Package Manager apps.

nushell - A new type of shell