Windows Package Manager 1.1

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  • appget

    Free and open package manager for Windows.

    It has been admitted.

    This is what an 'extinguish' looks like after embracing the idea of a Windows package manager by interviewing the creator of AppGet [0][1] and then dumping him to skip the extend part to full on copy it [2] with no credit and bundling it in the OS.

    This is a rare straight extinguish after an embrace, especially in open source.

    [0] https://keivan.io/the-day-appget-died/

    [1] https://appget.net/

    [2] https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/28/21272964/microsoft-winget...

  • winget-pkgs

    The Microsoft community Windows Package Manager manifest repository

    The "app repository" is a github repository [1]. I'm not sure how I feel about that. It worked for appget, it's easy to audit, nobody can do any shenanigans without obvious traces. But the UX could be better, for example this is what publishing a new version looks like [2]. I guess we can always build a separate UI.

    1: https://github.com/microsoft/winget-pkgs

    2: https://github.com/microsoft/winget-pkgs/pull/30035

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