|GitHub Introduces Package Registry
|Written by Alex Armstrong
|Thursday, 16 May 2019
GitHub has announced GitHub Package Registry, a software package hosting service that allows you to host your packages and code in one place. Currently in limited private beta, it lets you host software packages privately or publicly and use them as dependencies in your projects.
Described as a facility that lets you:
safely publish and consume packages within your organization or with the entire world
GitHub Package Registry is another resource that can simplify the working environment of the developer and increase productivity.
GitHub uses the README in your repository to generate the package's description, and you can edit it to reflect details about the package or installation process. GitHub adds metadata for each package version that includes links to the author, repository, commit SHA, version tags, and date.
GitHub Package Registry offers the following benefits:
This Codertocat/hello-world-npm package is provided as an example registry package page:
Being platform-independent is perhaps GitHub Package Registry's main advantage. If you have multiple language versions of the same library, you now longer have to publish to multiple different places.
GitHub has given assurance that Package Registry will always be free to use for open source and more pricing details will be announced soon.
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|Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 May 2019 )