I’m proud to announce the beginning of the PureScript registry alpha! As of today the registry is live. Please see the linked README for details on what the registry is and how it works.
Note: As of today, you only need to interact with the registry when you register a package or if you want to submit a revision to the package sets. If neither applies to you, then the registry alpha does not affect you (directly).
Now that the registry is in alpha a few features have been turned on. Specifically:
- You can use the registry API to register or transfer packages and publish or unpublish package versions.
- Once your package is registered, then when you publish a SemVer Git tag to GitHub the registry will publish that version of your package. Publishing happens every day at midnight PST.
- When the registry publishes your package version it will also push your package documentation to Pursuit and attempt to update your package in the package sets. You no longer need to run
pulp publishto publish docs or open a PR to the package-sets repo to add your package.
Now that package sets are automatically produced, we (the PureScript packaging team) are deprecating the package sets publishing process. This will happen on Wednesday, September 21. Nothing will change for package set users (ie. Spago users), but the process will change for authors. For all the details, please read the “Changes to the Package Sets” section below.
If you are not a package author, then this is all you need to know! If you are a package author, then read on for more details on how these changes affect you.
Previously, you could register your package by making a pull request to the
new-packages.json file in the registry repo. This is now disabled. Instead, open an issue on the registry repo which contains the JSON payload for a package addition. Please see the Add a Package section of the README for details.
Right now the registry API is used via GitHub issues, as described in the README, but we will launch a server and the Spago alpha in the next few months. The Spago alpha will provide package manager integration with the registry. At that point you will simply run
spago publish and the rest will happen behind the scenes.
Previously, you could add or update your package in the package sets by changing the relevant Dhall file, regenerating the packages.json file, and submitting a pull request. No longer!
The registry now publishes new package sets every day, if any packages have been updated. The package set is published in the registry repo and mirrored to the legacy
package-sets repo. If you would like to submit a change to the package sets – for example, to update the versions of several packages that did not work with the package set on the day of their release – then you should use the the package sets endpoint of the registry API. The link contains instructions on how to use the endpoint.
There is one more important change: the format of the package sets file has changed, because the registry now knows all the dependencies of your package. (If you’d like the full details on the new package sets, please see the package sets section of the spec.) This means the dependencies for your package in the package sets are taken from your Spago or Bower file. If you currently list dev dependencies in your Spago file, you should move them to a separate spago.dev.dhall file.
And that’s it! Please enjoy the registry alpha, and if you have any issues, please describe them here in this thread or open an issue on the registry-dev repository. Thank you!