An upgrade to the Homebrew package manager for MacOS unveiled this week emphasizes ease of use, as well as improved availability and quality of software while making a number of deprecations.Homebrew 1.2.0 deprecates most taps (package repositories) in the Homebrew GitHub organization and moves currently buildable software to Homebrew/homebrew-core.

By moving taps to homebrew-core, Homebrew should be easier to use, lead maintainer Mike McQuaid said.[ The art of programming moves rapidly.
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McQuaid acknowledged Homebrew’s reputation as difficult to use for installation and said that moving to the core should relieve some of that pain.

The new version also increases reliability with features like environment filtering, which helps users have a more isolated installation environment, decreasing the likelihood of problems.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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