When comparing Scoop vs just-install, the Slant community recommends Scoop for most people. In the question“What are the best Windows package managers?” Scoop is ranked 1st while just-install is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Scoop is:
Github repo can be found [here](https://github.com/lukesampson/scoop).
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Free and Open Source
Github repo can be found here.
Pro Absolutely zero costs
Unlike some competitors, there is no free nor paid version, simply the FLOSS software as it is built.
Pro App packages install locally (so users can preserve their own environment) or globally
Pro Users can easily create their own apps and collections of apps
Pro Great help available on GitHub Wiki
Pro App installs are independent and self-contained; therefore, they have fewer conflicts and are easier to uninstall
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 Installed packages verified by checksums
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.
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 Customisable selection
If the standard package selection isn't enough for you, you can easily find additional "buckets" that suit your needs. You can also create your own and share them.
Pro All default packages are portable with a few exceptions
Pro Open source, free and libre
Pro Works within Windows guidelines
The programs are listed in Control Panel and can be uninstalled using standard Windows procedure. Downloads from original source, doesn't repackage. It just automates the install process, skipping prompts and dialogs.
Pro Can install bundles, without needing command line parameters
Like Ninite, you can create a custom .exe installer which automatically downloads and installs a package selection -- no command line switches needed. https://just-install.it/customizer.html
Con Doesn't handle orphan packages
Package maintainers can add other needed packages, but if a package gets uninstalled, it doesn't mark other packages as orphans.
(No package relation trees)
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.
Con Doesn't handle dependencies, which is the entire point
Judging from the author's own demo video, where git fails to install because it requires other stuff.
Seems like the author has never used a real package manager like apt.
Con Limited package selection
Since project is open source there is way to add new packages, but you'll have to figure out how to configure new package and submit pull request. There's no army of volunteers responding to requests.