On Oct 29, 2014, at 3:34 PM, Glenn Linderman firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
New package manager from M$... article here http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-oneget-a-linux-style-package-management-framework.
It seems doubtful that M$ will eliminate .msi (their obscure, hard to configure and use, installation format), so it seems doubtful that the addition of OneGet will _force_ any changes to Python packaging.
However, it does open the question in my mind about whether there will be any _benefits_ of OneGet that would inspire helpful, useful changes to Python packaging. They speak of "trusted repositories", and the like, and it sounds like a the various *nix package managers (apt-get, et alia), but perhaps allowing multiple repositories rather than just a single source vendor repository (I'm actually not sure if *nix package managers allow multiple repositories or not, but from the way people talk about them, it always sounds like a "distribution" also provides "a repository" of additional packages).
"trusted repositories" sounds more like Perl's CPAN.
One of the links http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2014/04/03/windows-management-framework-v5-preview.aspx contains this quote: "This first version of OneGet installs and searches software from Chocolatey repositories. Support of additional repositories will come in subsequent versions."
I have no clue what a Chocolatey repository is (yet, will Google), but unknown others will come, it says... whether it is possible to write a "repository plugin" such that Perl's CPAN or Python's PyPI or other preexisting repositories can be accessed is not clear.
The relationship between PowerShell and OneGet is not clear either... is OneGet written in PowerShell, or is PowerShell just one way to invoke OneGet, or???
Just a heads up.
It appears to be a package manager manager. Chocolatey is one of the third party package managers available on Windows.
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