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GitHub is expanding the scope of its code repository to include support for publishing software packages, the company plans to announce Friday afternoon.

After teasing an announcement all week on Twitter, GitHub will unveil the GitHub Package Registry during a live stream Friday afternoon starting at 1:30 pm PDT. The new service will allow developers to publish software packages — collections of code and metadata that allow source code to execute on a computer — on GitHub, or within private repositories used by paying customers inside their software-development organizations.

🎁 Very excited to share that we will announce a brand new GitHub product on Friday at 1:30pm PT. Watch our livestream to see the news: https://t.co/HRHCqylTp7

— Nat Friedman (@natfriedman) May 8, 2019

Available as a limited public beta for now, GitHub Package Registry supports several commonly used package formats, including “JavaScript (npm), Java (Maven), Ruby (RubyGems), .NET (NuGet), and Docker images, with more to come,” the Microsoft-owned company said in a blog post. The millions of developers who are already using GitHub to store their source code will find it easier to work on projects if they can also find software packages through …read more

Source:: GeekWire


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