Windows Package Manager 1.0

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  • winget-cli

    Windows Package Manager CLI (aka winget)

    The Winget Client is the main tool you will use to manage packages on your machine.

  • winget-create

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

    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.

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  • winget-cli-restsource

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

    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.

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