The Microsoft has released at the Build conference in 2020, a new open-source tool for the Windows 10: the Windows Package Manager, or winget – to the intimate — that enables you to install multiple programs at once using a script from the command line. It already allows you to install any programs such as Steam, WhatsApp,, Desktop, Telegram, VLC, Slack , and Spotify.
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The Windows Package Manager is available in the preview on GitHub. This is the package manager for the Microsoft allows you to install the “Steam” system, for example, in a simple way: you open up a command prompt, type in “winget install Steam” and then “Enter” key.
This will be very useful for developers who need to prepare for on your desktop: a Windows Package Manager is unable to obtain the tools, such as Python, RStudio, Ruby, Sublime Text, the Ghostwriter and it was coming from.
Of course, the winget and can be used by any other person, and it is also to install the Evernote app, Out, GIMP, WinRAR, qBitTorrent, FileZilla (FTP client), and size (converter, e-book readers, and many others.
The Windows Package Manager you have open source code
As noted by The Verge, the apps in the Microsoft Store, yet they do not appear in the Windows Package Manager, but this is planned for a future update. The winget has open source code so that it can serve as a conduit for the distribution of the software.
As for security, Microsoft is doing a self check of the manifest, that is, a file with information that is critical to your application. “We use SmartScreen filter, static analysis, validation, hash, SHA256, and some of the other processes in order to reduce the probability of malicious software to get in the store and on the machine,” says the manager of programs, Demitrius Nelon on the official blog.
The goal of this initiative is to attract more developers to use Windows instead of other operating systems. It includes a Windows-based Terminal, which is now at version 1.0); and the WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) to run Linux programs without having to dual boot.
In its turn, is the Windows Package Manager you can streamline the process of onboarding into the company. “Could you please enter winget install the Terminal, winget install Visual Studio .net, “says Scott Hanselman, from Microsoft, to VentureBeat. “And if I were to give you a script which configures your computer? Once you’ve got everything you need.”