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May 10, 2022

Python Wheels vs Eggs (And How Data-Driven Decisions Must Become The Norm in Open-Source)

Should Python eggs be deprecated in favor of wheels? What does the data show? This post explores how the right data can make decisions like this easier for maintainers and Open Source organizations.

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April 4, 2022

Announcing Python Support

Advanced registry analytics are now available for Python package maintainers

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April 4, 2022

Changelog: Company Identification Change

Announcing a new change to the way we identify companies.

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March 3, 2022

Project Spotlight: Scarf Gateway Stats

This Project Spotlight will focus on another exciting open source project, Scarf Gateway Stats.

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March 2, 2022

Scarf Will Block Package Downloads from the Russian Government

In solidarity with Ukraine, Scarf Gateway will no longer service package downloads from Russian Government sources.

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February 16, 2022

Changelog: New Pixel Snippet

A notice to our Documentation Insights users.

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February 3, 2022

Community Spotlight: nix-community

This is the second post in a new series from Scarf: Spotlights where we highlight awesome projects and communities.

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January 31, 2022

Changelog: Registry Validation for Auto-package Creation

A summary of the new registry validation feature for auto-package creation.

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January 19, 2022

Three Ways to Build Better Products Through Analytics

A special guest post from open-source analytics company PostHog

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January 7, 2022

New Year, New Scarf Features

Today, we're launching some of the most frequently asked for features since we launched Scarf Gateway back in March.

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October 29, 2021

The Scarf Tech Stack

How Scarf is built

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October 28, 2021

OSS Project Spotlight: IHP

In a new blog post series, we'll highlight great OSS projects that are using Scarf. Today, we are featuring IHP, a modern batteries-included Haskell web framework

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September 8, 2021

Measuring Downloads of Anything You Distribute

Scarf's core registry infrastructure has leveled up to support any kind of direct file download

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April 21, 2021

Announcing Nomia and the Scarf Environment Manager

Our mission here at Scarf centers around enhancing the connections between open source software maintainers and end users. Learn how Scarf + Nomia can reduce the complexity and increase the efficiency of the end-user open source integration experience.

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March 3, 2021

Announcing The Scarf Gateway

Understand how your containers are downloaded and decouple your project from your registry

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February 2, 2021

Composition with Semantically Rich Names

Insights from recent developments in name-based composition

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December 22, 2020

Shea Levy, Composition Fanatic

Introducing Shea, Scarf's new VP of Engineering

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November 11, 2020

Are Package Registries Holding Open-Source Hostage?

Package registries are a central piece of infrastructure for software development. How aligned are they with the developers who make all of the packages being hosted?

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July 9, 2020

Analytics and Open Source Sustainability

Analytics will be an important part of improving sustainability for open-source maintainers

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