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  1. Custom Public Upstream Sources in NuGet Package Management Feeds

    I would like to add a public (as in no credentials required) nuGet feed as an upstream source that isn't "nuGet.org" or "npmjs". It's operated by a trusted 3rd party, not on VSTS. I would like to add it so that my build process will use the cached versions of the nuGet packages from this trusted 3rd party feed rather than downloading the files from their server for each build.

    At present it seems the only options for upstream sources are nuget.org and npmjs, but this seems unnecessarily restrictive.

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    • Add support for helm repositories

      As a developer
      I want to publish my helm packages to VSTS package management
      So that I can provide access to other developers in my organisation

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      • New Navigation: Package Management

        In the new navigation you can hide most of the menu options if your team is not using them. However if you hide code and build you are still left with Package Management in the left hand menu when it clearly does not make sense for that project.

        Can we have the option to disable this from the team settings in addition to the other services.

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        • Creating new task group

          Currently the only way to create a new task group is by refactoring an existing release or build definition.

          It would be great to have the capability to create a new task group from scratch in the task group overview.

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          • React Native Package Manager support?

            Can someone confirm if React Native's integrated Package Manager is supported in VSTS? I see NPM support, but RNPM support is not clear.

            https://github.com/rnpm/rnpm

            It is supported, it would be great to update docs to reflect that. If not, adding this package manager would be a helpful addition to accompany App Center's React Native support.

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            • Cannot pass in additional arguments to Nuget Build Task

              The deprecated nuget task used to allow you to pass in additional arguments (e.g. -includereferencedprojects) now I have to use custom command which has hardcoded paths in order to include referenced projects.

              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/build-release/tasks/package/nuget#comments-container

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              • Improve performance when publishing a number of smaller packages using the

                We have a build that produces ~100 packages, most of which are fairly small.

                The build takes about 8-9 minutes, including a step to copy the packages to the artefact staging directory that takes a few seconds.

                However, the package publishing process takes anywhere from 10-30 minutes on top of that.

                On discussion with the team, it seems that this is because the package publishing is done in series; during each individual package upload, the number of connections is increased in an attempt to get that package uploaded as fast as bandwidth will allow.

                While this strategy works well, for…

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                • Maven package deployment task

                  Would like to have the ability to publish a maven package to the package feed without having to build the artifact in the same step. Something that will have access to the package storage so a key does not need to be updated every 90 days.
                  This would probably take take the patch to the jar artifact, and deploy it to the package feed.

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                  • RPM Package Managment

                    Support RPM packages and dependancies management. Many corporate enterprise environments wont allow access to public RPM repos and as such need to host their own internally.

                    Should include the ability to sync/re-host from a public or Red Hat subscription to expose approved packages internally. The VSTS package management would connect directly to the public source, interpret the dependency tree of desired package to sync, then prompt for approval to sync package and dependencies list to internal package repository.

                    Should be able to add it as an internal RPM repo to RHEL machines and install packages using yum.

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                      0 comments  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Looking ahead to the next 6 months, we’re committed to other investments, including finalizing upstream sources and starting on package metrics (currently our top suggestion); so, we don’t expect to start on another package type between now and summer. However, all package type/protocol suggestions remain open and we appreciate your continued votes.
                      Alex Mullans
                      Program Manager, VSTS

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