Alternative package manager for Atom.
The default package manager
apm currently has some deficiencies
- There is little to no indication of task progress (e.g., when installing).
- Packages are installed as-is from the source code at the time of publish. This means they come with all the dev files, such as tests. Compiled projects, such as ones using TypeScript or CoffeeScript, often need to pull in extra dependencies just to compile themselves.
- Separates command steps into tasks, with updates as progress occurs. Also pipes
npmoutput directly to the terminal.
- When publishing, supports generating a GitHub release, and publishing a custom release asset (generated via
npm pack) to it. When installing,
apxwill look for and use this asset before resorting to copying the source code.
- Have npm and NodeJS installed. Using a version manager, such as
nvm, is highly recommended.
npm install -g @aerijo/apx
You can then use it on the command line. E.g.,
apx is still being developed. See the output of
apx --help for a list of current commands. For any command, run
apx <command> --help to see a more detailed description of that command. E.g.,
apx install --help.
- doctor; inspect installation
- clean; clean up Atom's config.cson, removing duplicates, uninstalled package settings, etc.
- install; install package from atom.io. Look for
apx-bundle-<version>.tar.gzover source code.
- uninstall; uninstall package (fail on symlink) - if not installed, offer "did you mean"
- update; update package to latest or specified version
- outdated; list all packages with available updates
- publish; register package version to atom.io & upload assets to GitHub
- link; symlink to packages
- unlink; remove symlink
; log package details