A command-line installer for Windows
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Pro Free and Open Source
Github repo can be found here.
Pro Apps are installed without requiring admin permission
Installing for all users requires admin permissions in order to be secure, so scoop installs without that requiring an elevated command prompt.
Pro App packages install locally (so users can preserve their own environment) or globally
Pro App installs are independent and self-contained; therefore, they have fewer conflicts and are easier to uninstall
Pro Absolutely zero costs
Unlike some competitors, there is no free nor paid version, simply the FLOSS software as it is built.
Pro Users can easily create their own apps and collections of apps
Pro Great help available on GitHub Wiki
Pro Installed packages verified by checksums
Pro Good CLI UX
Packages have well-defined, simple names, without any unnecessary duplication, and are actively maintained. If you are used to Homebrew in OSX, you will (almost) feel at home.
Pro Easy to upgrade installed packages
Easy to upgrade installed packages, unlike in Chocolately which makes you pay for upgrade feature.
Pro Simple versioning model for dependencies
In Chocolatey, if a package declares dependencies on a bad version of a package, installation or upgrade might break. Scoop dependencies are the latest version of a package, which reduces the chance of things breaking.
Pro Sets reasonable default configuration options for apps
E.g. installing npm configures the global package prefix to your local app folder, and curl includes the Mozilla CA list.
Con Has a smaller selection of packages than Chocolatey
While Chocolatey seems to have a huge selection of packages including some windows updates, Scoop has a much smaller selection mainly focused on command-line tools. However, it can be argued that Scoop is focusing on a different type of setup than Chocolatey so package count may not be a good comparison.