NewReleases is a simple service to get notifications about new version releases from many programming platforms, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Docker Hub, Python PyPI, Java Maven, Ruby Gems, Node.js NPM and Yarn and PHP Packagist.
Managing of all software projects have some common obstacles, how to manage dependencies, package and deploy. And in this process, taking care of large amount of dependencies of the software you’re working on is often complicated. Among other things, taking care of dependencies means keeping them up to date, tracking bug fixes and breaking changes of new versions. This is very time consuming and painful.
All existing solutions that were available for tracking new version releases either did not have required features or they were not reliable enough. At first, the idea was to create a small CLI program, that could be run on demand. But, very soon it has grown into the web service for sending emails, that could be shared with the world.
NewReleases is now a service that can send notifications to your email and Slack account from 10 different platforms. Service is trying to keep a balance between time saving of managing dependencies and annoyances by notifications. For this reason, instead of notifying for every project separately, we are sending digest emails containing all releases happened within period of your specified email frequency, that can be set per project. Filtering based on regular expressions, updated releases and GitHub pre-releases are also available. Importing of more projects at the time is available from GitHub Stars, as well as from dependency files of software projects, format depending on a programing language. GitHub project’s release notes are also included in notifications.
The people behind the project are Janoš Guljaš and Karolina Kalić. We would be glad to hear your ideas, suggestions and critique. You can write to us over Contact page or by connecting with us on Twitter, where we tweet about new features, tips and trick about how to use the service and any other news and updates related to the service.