A dependency manager for .NET with support for NuGet packages and git repositories.
NuGet did not separate out the concept of transitive dependencies. If you install a package into your project and that package has further dependencies then all transitive packages are included in the packages.config. There is no way to tell which packages are only transitive dependencies.
Even more importantly: If two packages reference conflicting versions of a package, NuGet will silently take the latest version (read more). You have no control over this process.
Paket on the other hand maintains this information on a consistent and stable basis within the
paket.lock file in the solution root.
This file, together with the
paket.dependencies file enables you to determine exactly what's happening with your dependencies.
For more reasons see the FAQ.
- Found a bug or missing a feature? Feed the issue tracker.
- Announcements and related miscellanea through Twitter (@PaketManager)
- As of #2664, paket now automatically bootstraps all required dependencies and builds on a clean windows installation.
- up-to-date Mono (>= 5.0 required, >= 5.2 recommended, just install the latest nightly)
- up-to-date MSBuild (>= 15.0, support for "Directory.Build.props" required)
On most distros, it should be enough to follow this guide and install
mono-devel, which contains MSBuild.
Note: if the paket build script fails at
paket restore just rerun it a few times until it succeeds.
- Fork and clone locally.
- Build the solution with Visual Studio,
- Create a topic specific branch in git. Add a nice feature in the code. Do not forget to add tests and/or docs.
build.shon Mono) to make sure all tests are still passing.
- When built, you'll find the binaries in
./binwhich you can then test with locally, to ensure the bug or feature has been successfully implemented.
- Send a Pull Request.
If you want to contribute to the docs then please modify the markdown files in
/docs/content and send a pull request.
Note, that short description and syntax for each command is generated automatically from the
The MIT license
The default maintainer account for projects under "fsprojects" is @fsprojectsgit - F# Community Project Incubation Space (repo management)