Bower vs Open-Registry: What are the differences?
What is Bower? A package manager for the web. Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat.
Bower and Open-Registry can be categorized as "Front End Package Manager" tools.
Some of the features offered by Bower are:
- Bower operates at a lower level than previous attempts at client-side package management – such as Jam, Volo, or Ender. These managers could consume Bower as a dependency.
- Bower's aim is simply to install packages, resolve dependencies from a bower.json, check versions, and then provide an API which reports on these things. Nothing more. This is a major diversion from past attempts at browser package management.
- Bower offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of package management, while exposing an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack.
On the other hand, Open-Registry provides the following key features:
- Serves a full mirror of the npm registry
- Take a look at our roadmap
- Funded by the community
Bower and Open-Registry are both open source tools. Bower with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.97K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Open-Registry with 230 GitHub stars and 5 GitHub forks.