Do What I Mean
July 21st, 2022
I have migrated from winget to scoop. Winget is a big stap up from manually downloading and installing applications, but in the end it is mainly just a wrapper around the application installer. You still get installer popups, which started to get under my skin.
So far, scoop works great:
The main downside is that spplication icons seem to get lost, somehow. They are visible in
~/scoop/apps, but not in
~/scoop/shims. Also, some apps (like NotePad++) open a terminal when they start from a file association in file explorer.
I also kept Docker under winget, because I couldn't get
dockerd working properly. You need to start it as administrator, but than
docker-compose needs to be run as administrator too. And that doesn't play well with the Docker extension in VSCode. It's probably just me, but after some trial and error I decided it was easier to switch back to Docker Desktop through winget.