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Progress Report - May 2021


Around three months ago, we published a list of areas that we wanted to focus on next. We’re just about to update that list for the next few months, but before we do that, let’s check in with how well we stayed on track since February!

  • Intermediate Search Page. Implemented. We re-worked the search function on the home page, added a new search box in the header. You can also now share search results.
  • Package Collections. Mostly Implemented. We have a basic implementation of Package Collections up and running. However, we didn’t activate it yet, mainly because the feature will go live in Swift Package Manager with Swift 5.5.
  • Design Updates. Mostly Implemented. The package page has the new design, and the README files are now in so much better shape, with anchor links, relative links, and images all working reliably. The only thing we didn’t get to was the home page, where we’re waiting until we have package categories implemented before tackling it.
  • The SPI Playgrounds macOS App. Implemented. You can read all about it here.

We’re pretty happy with that progress, and that list doesn’t cover all of the other things we did, such as adding build support for Swift 5.4. 🚀

Of course, none of this would be possible without the generous support of our GitHub Sponsors. We’d first like to thank all of our new sponsors since February. Adam Fowler, Gaston Glyn Rampersad, Joakim Hassila, Joohee Kim, Loopwerk, Marius, Omar Albeik, Point-Free, Raymund Beyer, and Thomas Prezioso Jr.

Of course, we also want to show our continued thanks to our ongoing sponsors! Alexandre Colucci, Artem Loenko, Bartosz Dolewski, Boris Bügling, Byron Davies, Chris, Dominik Hauser, Federico Zanetello, Gleb Shevchenko, James Sherlock, Jason Bruder, Jeffrey Macko, Joseph Heck, Joshua Kaunert, Juanpe Catalán, Jules Coynel, Kyle Lee, Leo Picado, Marcos Griselli, Massimo Biolcati, Matěj Kašpar Jirásek, Max Desiatov, Nathan Harris, Oliver Drobnik, PatrikTheDev, Paul Farnell, Paul Hudson, Peter Steinberger, PSPDFKit, Riley Testut, Robin Kunde, Sam Symons, Scott Robbins, Thomas Dohmke, Tim Condon, Umar Haroon, Vadim Shpakovski, and Xavier Lowmiller. Thanks so much for your continued support. ❤️

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The Swift Package Index is a search engine and metadata index for Swift packages. Our main goal is to help you make better decisions about the dependencies you include in your apps and projects. If you're new here, the best place to get started is by searching for packages.
This is a staging environment. For live and up-to-date package information, visit swiftpackageindex.com.