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winget-pkgs reviews and mentions

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  • MS and Windows gets a lot of (well deserved) hate, but winget is just fantastic!
    3 projects | /r/Windows11 | 6 Dec 2023
    Take dropbox as an example. This is what the yaml manifest looks like for that if you install it through winget. It literally has a hardcoded link to an .exe installer hosted by dropbox and then just set the flags to silent. I am not spreading misinformation, you are.
  • PowerToys Release 0.71
    2 projects | /r/windows | 6 Jul 2023
  • installed from winget, where is it located?
    2 projects | /r/scrcpy | 19 Jun 2023
    I never used winget, but probably: - -
  • The Unreasonable Effectiveness of VLC - A Comprehensive Exploration of a Multimedia Powerhouse
    6 projects | /r/windows | 18 May 2023
    It's probably not on the Store, winget pulls from both the Store and a community collection of manifests on GitHub:
    3 projects | | 18 May 2023
    I think that's part of the problem, if you don't have that package manager to bootstrap your signature key ring, DNS is your next best bootstrap. It is, of course, a terrible bootstrap for trust, but it is one so many users on Windows have been relying on for such a long time.

    For power users on any modern Windows 10/Windows 11 there is at least WinGet now. Its manifests repo is becoming a very interesting (open) source of truth for common Windows applications. Admittedly, it in most cases doesn't seem to be checking specific code signatures in most cases either, but at least includes SHA checksums.

    For instance, 7zip's manifests:

    It's too bad there's still not a great option for "average user that doesn't know/trust how to use a CLI", given how sadly polluted the Microsoft Store can be for many common, especially Open Source, applications. For direct instance, because winget kindly includes Microsoft Store results when searching, there is a "7zip 22" in the Microsoft Store that costs some amount of money (winget details say "PaidUnknownPrice" for the pricing information; I'm on a corporate machine right now with the actual Store access locked so can't search in the actual Store right now) and the Publisher is listed as (That website currently doesn't go anywhere, giving it a spot check.)

    Having seen this, I may boot up my personal machine and try to report this specific Store listing for violating the Store's Open Source policies, though I'm unsure if such whackamole is all that useful. (Seems like it might be a useful winget feature request for it to provide Store Report URLs.)

  • [Sysadmin] Repo local Winget
    2 projects | /r/enfrancais | 27 Apr 2023
  • Winget local repository with links only
    3 projects | /r/sysadmin | 13 Apr 2023
    I would like to create a local winget source where I add manifests that my company accepts. To begin with it should only include jdk 8 from eclipse adoptium temurin.
  • Programs that don't work in Windows
    5 projects | /r/linux | 24 Mar 2023
  • i've had Bitwarden for a year and never seen a update message. is this normal?
    3 projects | /r/Bitwarden | 27 Feb 2023
    It's community driven, see
    3 projects | /r/Bitwarden | 27 Feb 2023
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