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Command-line tool for consistent configuration management of Dart packages in a mono repository

Features available in the current version:

  • Consistency check on use of Dart dependencies
  • Consistency check on package specifications in pubspec.yaml files
  • Consistent upgrade of all external dependencies across repository
  • Flutter support
  • Configuration file: borg.yaml

Feature roadmap:

versionMajor feature
1.3Repository bootstrapping, list outdated packages
1.4Pinning configuration of a new package with pubspec.lock without upgrading configuration of other packages in repository
1.5Upgrade of only selected (not all) external dependencies consistently across repository

Installation

The tool is implemented in Dart, please make sure Dart runtime is installed on your system.

Type in the command line pub global activate borg

After this, you should be able to execute the tool from command-line: borg.

If the tool cannot be found, please make sure that your Dart system cache is in your PATH.

Command-line interface

The tool scans repository for Dart packages and automatically finds them.

The command-line interface provides options to include and exclude locations for recursive scans (the glob syntax is supported).

The tool is self documented, please execute it to get detailed information on the command-line options:

$ borg
Command-line tool for consistent configuration management of Dart packages in a mono repository

Usage: borg <command> [arguments]

Global options:
-h, --help    Print this usage information.

Available commands:
  evolve   Upgrade Dart dependencies consistently across multiple packages
  probe    Checks consistency of Dart dependendencies across multiple packages

Run "borg help <command>" for more information about a command.

Command: borg probe

Inconsistency detection

In case of detected inconsistencies the tool provides aggregated report on detected issues and returns with exit code 1:

$ borg probe
Scanning for pubspec.yaml files... 2 files found
Analyzing dependency specifications...

Scanning for pubspec.lock files... 2 files found
Analyzing dependencies...

yaml: inconsistent use detected
        Version 2.2.0 is used by:
                ./pubspec.lock
        Version 2.2.1 is used by:
                ./test/pubspec.lock

FAILUE: Inconsistent use of external dependencies detected!

Output in case of consistent configuration

In case of consistent usage of dependencies the tool returns with exit code 0:

$ borg probe 
Scanning for pubspec.yaml files... 2 files found
Analyzing dependency specifications...

Scanning for pubspec.lock files... 2 files found
Analyzing dependencies...

SUCCESS: All packages use consistent set of external dependencies

Output in case of suspicious input

The tool issues a warning and exits with code 2 in case scan did not find pubspec.lock files:

$ borg probe --exclude .
Scanning for pubspec.yaml files... 0 files found

WARNING: No configuration files selected for analysis

Command: borg evolve

This command upgrades all external dependencies of all selected packages consistently across repository:

$ borg evolve
Scanning for pubspec.yaml files... 3 files found

Resolving 11 direct external dependencies used by all found packages...
        resolved 61 direct and transitive external dependencies

Commencing evolution of 3 Dart packages...
[1/3] Evolving . ...
        json_annotation: 3.0.0 => 3.0.1

[2/3] Evolving test/evolve_integration_test_sets/package_with_pubspec_lock ... => up-to-date
[3/3] Evolving test/evolve_integration_test_sets/package_without_pubspec_lock ...
        pubspec.lock does not exist, creating one... => up-to-date

SUCCESS: 3 packages have been processed

The command supports dry mode to preview upgrade without modifying existing pubspec files.

Path to Dart SDK

Internally, borg relies on the Dart pub tool to manage configuration of Dart packages. By default, it assumes pub to be available at the path. If this is not the case, path to Dart SDK can be specified as a command-line argument:

borg evolve --dartsdk=~/dart

Flutter support

borg supports repositories with apps using Flutter. For such repositories, path to Flutter SDK should be supplied as a command-line argument.

borg evolve --fluttersdk=dev/flutter

Alternatively, path to Flutter SDK can be set with the environment variable FLUTTER_ROOT. Usage of fluttersdk in borg command line is not required in this case.

Configuration file: borg.yaml

In case configuration options have to be specified for every run of the tool, borg provides possibility to avoid long command lines with configuration file borg.yaml. Every time borg is executed, it checks out whether the file exists in the current directory, reads it out, and uses its content to provide default values for its arguments.

Since the configuration file defines default values for command-line arguments, it can be overriden by using command line.

The following configuration options can be specified:

YAML keyMeaning
includeList of locations to include for analysis (glob syntax supported)
excludeList of locations to exclude from analysis (glob syntax supported)
dart_sdkPath to Dart SDK
flutter_sdkPath to root directory of Flutter SDK

The initial configuration file can be generated by using borg init command:

$ borg init
Initial configuration file is created.

API

If the standard command-line tool does not fit your use cases, its essential logic can be accessed via Dart API. In order to use it, just refer to the package borg as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml.

Please refer to the generated borg library documentation at pub.dev for details.

Libraries

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