The Manifest

A podcast all about package management

About the show

Welcome to The Manifest, a podcast all about package management. Your hosts are Alex Pounds and Andrew Nesbitt. Together they explore the technical details of package management, the stories and the history of various projects, and the communities around them too. Every so often there will be a brand new interview with a package manager maintainer.

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  • Episode 16: Conda Forge, Mamba, and Packaging Con with Wolf Vollprecht

    August 16th, 2021  |  35 mins 45 secs
    conda, mamba, packaging-con, python, scienfic computing

    Wherein we talk with Wolf Vollprecht about his work on Conda Forge and Mamba and the upcoming Packaging-Con event that he's organizing.

  • Episode 15: Packagist with Nils Adermann

    November 10th, 2019  |  56 mins 13 secs
    composer, package management, packagist, php

    Wherein Alex talks with Nils Adermann, the co-founder of Packagist and co-creator of Composer, about package management in PHP.

  • Episode 14: Debian and Reproducible Builds with Chris Lamb

    November 4th, 2019  |  56 mins 37 secs
    debian, linux, package management, reproducible builds

    Wherein we discuss how package management works in Debian and the Reproducible Builds project with Chris Lamb, a director of both the Open Source Initiative and of Software in the Public Interest, previously the Debian Project Leader and a core developer on the Reproducible Builds project.

  • Episode 13: Conan with Diego Rodriguez-Losada

    February 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Wherein we discuss Conan, the C and C++ package manager with Diego Rodriguez-Losada as it reaches 1.0. We talk about what inspired the development of Conan, package management problems specific to C/C++ package management and the plans for the future.

    Note: This episode was recorded 9 months before it was published, so some details may be out of date.

  • Episode 12: Clojars with Daniel Compton

    February 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Wherein we discuss Clojars, the clojure package manager registry and it's relationship to Maven with Daniel Compton.

  • Episode 11: Spack with Todd Gamblin

    January 21st, 2019  |  56 mins 37 secs
    hpc, python, spack, system package management

    Wherein we chat with Todd Gamblin about Spack, the package manager for supercomputers. We talk the unique challenges that packaging for High-performance computing platforms bring to package management, whether you should mine bitcoins on super computers and what's planned for the future of spack.

  • Episode 10: Licensing with Kate Stewart

    August 29th, 2018  |  56 mins 25 secs
    licensing, linux, spdx

    Wherein we discuss open source licensing and how that relates to software packaging with Kate Stewart, of Linux Foundation and SPDX.

  • Episode 9: Typosquatting with Adam Baldwin

    December 11th, 2017  |  50 mins 30 secs
    application package management, javascript, npm, security

    Wherein we discuss typosquatting and other security matters with Adam Baldwin, of Lift security and the Node Security Platform.

  • Episode 8: Cargo and with Carol (Nichols || Goulding)

    November 27th, 2017  |  58 mins 28 secs
    application package management, programming, rust

    Wherein we discuss Cargo (the Rust package manager) and (the Rust package registry) with Carol (Nichols || Goulding).

  • Episode 7: The Update Framework with Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy

    November 13th, 2017  |  57 mins 5 secs
    infrastructure, the update framework, tor

    Wherein we chat with Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy about The Update Framework, a security layer that lets package managers assure the veracity and integrity of their packages.

  • Episode 6: Maven with Brian Fox

    October 30th, 2017  |  1 hr 8 mins
    application package management, java, maven

    Wherein we chat with Brian Fox about all things Maven. We hear the history of Maven Central, war stories, and discuss planning for the future of Maven and Java 9.

  • Episode 5: Pub with Natalie Weizenbaum

    October 16th, 2017  |  48 mins 8 secs

    Wherein we discuss Dart and Pub with Natalie Weizenbaum. We discuss how Dart and Pub are being used and developed within Google and a potential new algorithm for more user friendly dependency resolution error messages.

  • Episode 4: Go dep with Sam Boyer

    October 2nd, 2017  |  53 mins 33 secs
    application package management, dep, go

    Wherein we discuss Go and Dep with Sam Boyer. We discuss how he led the improvements to package management for the Go ecosystem and went deep on satisfiability and how it relates to dependency resolution.

  • Episode 3: Rubygems with AndrĂ© Arko

    September 18th, 2017  |  54 mins 56 secs
    application package management, bundler, ruby, rubygems

    Wherein we discuss Rubygems and Bundler with André Arko. We discuss how he became the lead maintainer of Rubygems and Bundler, and what lead him to set up Ruby Together.

  • Episode 2: CocoaPods with Orta Therox

    September 4th, 2017  |  53 mins 49 secs
    application package management, cocoapods, macos

    Wherein we discuss CocoaPods, a package manager for macOS/iOS development, with lead maintainer Orta Therox. We discuss how he got started contributing to Cocoapods, the arrival of Swift Package Manager and Orta's latest project, Danger.

  • Episode 1: Homebrew with Mike McQuaid

    August 16th, 2017  |  54 mins 52 secs
    homebrew, macos, system package management

    Wherein we chat with Mike McQuaid, the lead maintainer of Homebrew. We discuss how he got started contributing to Homebrew, its differences from Macports, using GitHub as a database, patching upstream, and more.