winget-create VS winget-cli-restsource

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

winget-create

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

winget-cli-restsource

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 3
248 117
6.0% 3.4%
7.7 6.3
3 days ago 11 days ago
C# C#
MIT License MIT License
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winget-create

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 | reddit.com/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.

winget-cli-restsource

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 2022-05-15.
  • In case you don't like Edge, here's how to avoid it. (Even if you do like Edge, this might still be useful)
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace | 15 May 2022
    There is a way to point it to custom repositories, here's the documentation for that. They even have a repo with a template for hosting your own rest source here.
  • Announcing Windows Package Manager 1.1
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/Windows11 | 6 Oct 2021
    You can also stand up a private source. We have a reference implementation at https://github.com/microsoft/winget-cli-restsource. It's a bit tough to deploy presently, but we're making investments there. A PR is in progress with some PowerShell to make it easier to deploy.
  • Windows Package Manager 1.0
    3 projects | dev.to | 29 May 2021
    Last but not least, They also released a reference implementation for the REST API source so you can host your private repository. This is a new type of source for the Windows Package Manager. The default source is a “PreIndexed” Package delivered via the Microsoft Store, but now you may add additional REST-based sources if they properly implement the JSON-based REST API schema.

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

FSL - A Package Manager.

appget - Free and open package manager for Windows.

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

winget-cli - Windows Package Manager CLI (aka winget)

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