Add Support for Chocolatey Packages
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To use as a true internal Package Manager I want to be able to support all kinds of "Microsoft" based packages. In this case Chocolatey
For the next 6 months, we won’t be taking new package formats, as we’re finishing Maven and planning major improvements to our existing NuGet and npm support and new features to improve the package lifecycle, like Package CI and Package CD for better Team Build and RM integration.
However, we’re very interested in your input to define the next wave of package formats that are supported by Package Management so that we can inform our next major planning wave. So, we’ve left all “Ecosystem”-tagged requests open for voting.
Program Manager, Package Management for Visual Studio Team Services
Since DevTest Labs supports Chocolatey already, and DevTest Labs integrates closely into VSTS, it's unfortunate that VSTS does not support it.
Chris Mielke commented
I also started experiencing the "Authors is required" error today. It had been working fine for a month or more until today.
Andy Bridle commented
I've been using the workaround mentioned.
Yesterday it stopped working.
All my chocolatey packages being pulled from VSTS now fail with:
'An error occurred during installation: Authors is required.
the lib folder contains the downloaded package with an empty nuspec file.
Anyone else experiencing this issue?
R. van Osnabrugge commented