Add a generic packages tab to the Packages UI
With the GitLab generic package repository, you can easily publish generic files, like release binaries, in your project’s Package Registry. Then, install the packages whenever you need to use them as a dependency. However, if you use the Packages UI and another package manager format, you may have noticed that there is no easy way to quickly filter the UI to see only your generic packages.
Not anymore. We recently added a tab to the Packages UI called
Generic that you can click on and limit your view to only your generic packages. We hope this helps you to find and validate your packages faster and more efficiently.
Problem to solve
GitLab launched the generic packages repository in %13.6 which allows you to publish and install generic binaries. However, when you navigate to the Packages UI, you can only see these files in the
All view. This can make it difficult for you to quickly filter only on the generic package type. This problem is exacerbated in projects that use several formats in their registry.
Add a tab
Generic to the Packages UI so that a Developer can navigate to the user interface and quickly find and validate the package they are looking for.
- Sorting, filtering, and deleting packages should all work the same.
- Measure UI activity via Snowplow (similar to other formats)
Testing & Availability
And end to end test is being tracked to cover this package manager.