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nuget.org, also known as the "Gallery", is the defacto feed to host open source packages. You should publish NuGet packages for your open-source projects here.
The Gallery is battle-tested and proven to scale well. You can find a guide on how to host your own Gallery instance on the Gallery's wiki. You can find the Gallery's code on GitHub:
- NuGet/NuGetGallery - the nuget.org website and v2 APIs
- NuGet/NuGet.Jobs - the Gallery's jobs for things like validation and package statistics.
- NuGet/NuGet.Services.Metadata - NuGet's v3 implementation
- NuGet/ServerCommon - common libraries used across NuGet's services
As you can tell, nuget.org is a complex beast. Hosting your own instance of the Gallery is not for the faint of heart.
BaGet vs nuget.org¶
TODO. See this issue for a deep-dive.
- BaGet only competes with NuGet/NuGet.Services.Metadata
- nuget.org's v3 implementation is static
- Runs only on Windows
- Highly tied to Azure
- Scales reads to near infinity
- Doesn't scale well for writes
- Static JSON files are hosted on Azure Blob Storage
- Served by a Content Delivery Network
- Files are updated by
- BaGet's v3 implementation is dynamic
- Cross-platform implementation
- Requests are served by a service that queries a database
- Simpler architecture, which makes it easier to deploy and run small feeds
- Easier to scale for writes
- Harder to scale for reads
- Easier to add new features
- Harder to make as reliable