nut is a tool that allows Go projects to declare dependencies, download dependencies, rewrite their import paths and ensure that dependencies are properly vendored.
To accomplish this goal,
nut does three things:
- Introduces a metadata file with dependency information.
- Fetches your project's dependencies and rewrite their import paths.
- Introduces conventions for managing vendored dependencies.
nut is specifically designed to manage dependencies for a binary program. If you are making a library, please follow the standard Go way.
The inspiration of making
nut comes from some of the problems I met when building hub. I'm looking for a way to properly vendor dependencies so that the project can be built repeatedly with just
go build. Tools like
godep help to a certain degree but it requires the extra
godep command line to build a project.
Details see https://github.com/gophergala/nut