I’ve been working on a way to make custom registries from existing branches of METADATA, and got it to generate a (seemingly) valid registry last night. Here it is. It’s basically just a reformatting of the /bin folder of Pkg into a module. It seems to work, but is relatively undocumented. Let me know how it works, PRs greatly appreciated.
I was maintaining a separate branch of METADATA with a few of my private packages before julia 0.7, and wanted a way to make just the packages that weren’t in the public METADATA into a new registry. This is the only way that I’ve tested it, but it accomplishes that much.
Just wondering about the timeline for a more official solution. I’m assuming that the current state of affairs is temporary while tooling catches up to the new releases. However, it’s worth asking:
- Will there be some official way of accomplishing what this package is attempting to do?
- If so, is there an estimate of when that will be available?
- Is there any reason to register this package if it’s a stop-gap?
I was just wondering if there have been some developments on this. I can’t seem to find anything in the documentation. I’m not sure if I missing it.
I would be grateful for any information you can provide. Thanks, Kristoffer!
There is an open PR for this functionality. It seems to be planned for Julia 1.1.