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Discussion in 'Package Manager' started by cephalo2, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. cephalo2

    cephalo2

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    Sometimes I install assets from the asset store and sometimes I install packages. How precisely, is a package different from an asset. Are packages like assets from Unity only?
     
  2. ethan_jl_unity

    ethan_jl_unity

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    Hi there,

    Right now we have two different types of packages that are explain in
    https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/AssetPackages.html
    and
    https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/Packages.html

    Quoting directly form the `packages` manual page,
    Packages are newer, more tightly integrated versions of Asset packages, able to deliver a wide range of enhancements to Unity through the Package Manager

    They are both content delivery systems but with different technologies so it will be very difficult to list all the differences.

    As for how they are used, we are working to bridge the gab between them in terms of user experiences.

    Best,
    Ethan
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019
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