Free tool makes searching open source C and C++ libraries simple

January 15, 2020 //By
Free DevOps tool aims to improve C/C++ package search and discovery
Software release and update management company JFrog (Sunnyvale, CA) has announced the launch of a free package manager designed to improve C/C++ DevOps package search and discovery.

ConanCenter, says the company, will improve user experience on the existing Conan open source software platform and offer an enriched, intuitive service for developers to search and utilize shared C/C++ libraries.

"Making open source C and C++ libraries easy to search and consume by developers is critical for the health of the ecosystem," says Diego Rodriguez-Losada Gonzalez, Conan C/C++ Package Manager co-creator, "and the new ConanCenter is a step in the right direction."

Adding to the company's current end-to-end solution, the new ConanCenter will provide comprehensive tools such as the following:

  • Simple, faster search and discovery of C and C++ libraries
  • Better search UX and an easy to find list of configuration options
  • Recipe information available upfront
  • Backed by a free binary building service for multiple OS's, architectures and compilers

With more and more industries integrating onto Conan, says the company, including automotive, robotics, IoT, and healthcare, its newly updated ConanCenter represents an important step in giving developers access to a curated and robust central public repository, with open source, high quality trusted C/C++ packages. ConanCenter also provides a free Artifactory Community Edition for C / C++ for download.

"The new ConanCenter is empowered by the C/C++ community and used as a platform to publish and share C/C++ libraries through an open source, multi-platform package manager that streamlines how developers utilize these libraries," says Yoav Landman, JFrog CTO. "Most of the IoT world uses C/C++ and JFrog wants to enable DevOps for the IoT community in our next leap."

In Q1 2020, says the company, it plans to integrate the Center with other JFrog tools and make it even easier to securely access all available packages.


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