In this release, we're improving version pinning and introducing a new command to check for outdated versions.
proto pin command (breaking)
Before our official v1 release, which is relatively soon, we'll be making some breaking changes with
the proto APIs. The first is the introduction of the new
command, which replaces the previous
proto local and
proto global commands. We felt this was a
much cleaner change, and far easier to understand than the previous command names.
$ proto local go 1.20
$ proto global node 20
$ proto pin go 1.20
$ proto pin node 20 --global
While we're on the subject of pinning versions, we've also introduced a new
pin-latest setting. Do you want the latest version to always be
pinned? Do you forgot to pass
--pin when installing? Do you forget to run the
proto global or
proto local commands (now
proto pin)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this
setting is for you.
When enabled, and a tool is installed with the "latest" version, the resolved version will automatically be pinned to the configuration of your choice. For example, say we have the following user config:
pin-latest = "local"
And we run one of the following commands:
$ proto install go
$ proto install node latest
Then the resolved version of the tool will automatically be set to the
.prototools file in the
current directory. Handy right?
proto outdated command
By request of the community, we're introducing yet another new command,
proto outdated. If you're familiar with package managers, you can
probably guess what this command does! It'll check for newer available versions, for all tools
configured in the closest
.prototools file. Very handy for keeping your tools up to date.
$ proto outdated
go - current version 1.20.2 (via ~1.20), newer version 1.20.8, update available!
node - current version 20.7.0 (via 20.7.0), latest version 20.8.0, update available!
View the official release for a full list of changes.
PROTO_WASM_LOGenvironment variable to toggle the logging of messages from Extism and WASM plugins. Useful for debugging.
proto installto auto-clean stale plugins after a successful installation.