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Winget

Since: v1.19

After releasing to GitHub, GitLab, or Gitea, GoReleaser can generate and publish a winget manifest and commit to a git repository, and PR it to winget-pkgs if instructed to.

The winget section specifies how the manifests should be created:

# .goreleaser.yaml
winget:
  - # Name of the recipe
    #
    # Default: ProjectName
    # Templates: allowed
    name: myproject

    # Publisher name.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    # Required.
    publisher: Foo Inc

    # Your app's description.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    # Required.
    short_description: "Software to create fast and easy drum rolls."

    # License name.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    # Required.
    license: "mit"

    # Publisher URL.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    publisher_url: https://goreleaser.com

    # Publisher support URL.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    publisher_support_url: "https://github.com/user/repo/issues/new"

    # Package identifier.
    #
    # Default: Publisher.ProjectName
    # Templates: allowed
    package_identifier: myproject.myproject

    # IDs of the archives to use.
    # Empty means all IDs.
    ids:
      - foo
      - bar

    # Which format to use.
    #
    # Valid options are:
    # - '':        archives or binaries
    # - 'msi':     msi installers (requires the MSI pipe configured, Pro only)
    # - 'archive': archives (only if format is zip),
    # - 'binary':  binaries
    #
    # Default: ''
    # Since: v1.24 (pro)
    use: msi

    # GOAMD64 to specify which amd64 version to use if there are multiple
    # versions from the build section.
    #
    # Default: v1
    goamd64: v1

    # Product code to be used.
    #
    # Usually needed when `use: msi`.
    #
    # Since: v1.24 (pro)
    product_code: AAAA-BBB-CCC-DDD-EEEFFF

    # URL which is determined by the given Token (github, gitlab or gitea).
    #
    # Default depends on the client.
    # Templates: allowed
    url_template: "https://github.mycompany.com/foo/bar/releases/download/{{ .Tag }}/{{ .ArtifactName }}"

    # Git author used to commit to the repository.
    commit_author:
      name: goreleaserbot
      email: [email protected]

    # The project name and current git tag are used in the format string.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    commit_msg_template: "{{ .PackageIdentifier }}: {{ .Tag }}"

    # Path for the file inside the repository.
    #
    # Default: manifests/<lowercased first char of publisher>/<publisher>/<version>
    path: manifests/g/goreleaser/1.19

    # Your app's homepage.
    homepage: "https://example.com/"

    # Your app's long description.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    description: "Software to create fast and easy drum rolls."

    # License URL.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    license_url: "https://goreleaser.com/license"

    # Copyright.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    copyright: "Becker Software LTDA"

    # Copyright URL.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    copyright_url: "https://goreleaser.com/copyright"

    # Setting this will prevent goreleaser to actually try to commit the updated
    # package - instead, it will be stored on the dist folder only,
    # leaving the responsibility of publishing it to the user.
    #
    # If set to auto, the release will not be uploaded to the repository
    # in case there is an indicator for prerelease in the tag e.g. v1.0.0-rc1
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    skip_upload: true

    # Release notes.
    #
    # If you want to use the release notes generated by GoReleaser, use
    # `{{.Changelog}}` as the value.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    release_notes: "{{.Changelog}}"

    # Release notes URL.
    #
    # Templates: allowed
    release_notes_url: "https://foo.bar/changelog/{{.Version}}"

    # Tags.
    tags:
      - golang
      - cli

    # Package dependencies.
    #
    # Since: v1.21
    # Templates: allowed
    dependencies:
      - package_identifier: Foo.Bar
        minimum_version: 1.2.3


    # Repository to push the generated files to.
    repository:
      # Repository owner.
      #
      # Templates: allowed
      owner: caarlos0

      # Repository name.
      #
      # Templates: allowed
      name: my-repo

      # Optionally a branch can be provided.
      #
      # Default: default repository branch
      # Templates: allowed
      branch: main

      # Optionally a token can be provided, if it differs from the token
      # provided to GoReleaser
      # Templates: allowed
      token: "{{ .Env.GITHUB_PERSONAL_AUTH_TOKEN }}"

      # Sets up pull request creation instead of just pushing to the given branch.
      # Make sure the 'branch' property is different from base before enabling
      # it.
      #
      # Since: v1.17
      pull_request:
        # Whether to enable it or not.
        enabled: true

        # Whether to open the PR as a draft or not.
        #
        # Since: v1.19
        draft: true

        # If the pull request template has checkboxes, enabling this will
        # check all of them.
        #
        # Since: v1.20 (pro)
        # This feature is only available in GoReleaser Pro.
        check_boxes: true

        # Base can also be another repository, in which case the owner and name
        # above will be used as HEAD, allowing cross-repository pull requests.
        #
        # Since: v1.19
        base:
          owner: goreleaser
          name: my-repo
          branch: main

      # Clone, create the file, commit and push, to a regular Git repository.
      #
      # Notice that this will only have any effect if the given URL is not
      # empty.
      #
      # Since: v1.18
      git:
        # The Git URL to push.
        #
        # Templates: allowed
        url: 'ssh://[email protected]:repo.git'

        # The SSH private key that should be used to commit to the Git
        # repository.
        # This can either be a path or the key contents.
        #
        # IMPORTANT: the key must not be password-protected.
        #
        # WARNING: do not expose your private key in the configuration file!
        #
        # Templates: allowed
        private_key: '{{ .Env.PRIVATE_KEY_PATH }}'

        # The value to be passed to `GIT_SSH_COMMAND`.
        # This is mainly used to specify the SSH private key used to pull/push
        # to the Git URL.
        #
        # Default: 'ssh -i {{ .KeyPath }} -o StrictHostKeyChecking=accept-new -F /dev/null'
        # Templates: allowed
        ssh_command: 'ssh -i {{ .Env.KEY }} -o SomeOption=yes'

Tip

Learn more about the name template engine.

Pull Requests

Since v1.17

GoReleaser allows you to, instead of pushing directly to the main branch, push to a feature branch, and open a pull requests with the changes.

Templates

Since v1.19

GoReleaser will check for a .github/PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.md, and set it in the pull request body if it exists.

We do that to prevent extra work for maintainers of things like winget-pkgs, nixpkgs, and so on.

Cross-repository pull requests

Since v1.19

You can also push to a fork, and open the pull request in the original branch.

Here's an example on how to set it up:

# .goreleaser.yml
# ...
something: # can be nix, brews, etc...
  - repository:
      owner: john
      name: repo
      branch: "{{.ProjectName}}-{{.Version}}"
      pull_request:
        enabled: true
        base:
          owner: mike
          name: repo
          branch: main

This will:

  • Create the files into john/repo, in the branch foo-1.2.3 (assuming ProjectName=foo and Version=1.2.3). 1
  • Open a pull request from john/repo into mike/repo, with the branch main as target. 2

Things that don't work

  • GoReleaser will not keep your fork in sync!!! It might or might not be a problem in your case, in which case you'll have to sync it manually.
  • Opening pull requests to a forked repository (go-github does not have the required fields to do it).
  • Since this can fail for a myriad of reasons, if an error happen, it'll log it to the release output, but will not fail the pipeline.

  1. In GitHub's terms, this means head=john:repo:foo-1.2.3 

  2. In GitHub's terms, this means base=mike:repo:main