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Plans for AssetStore -> Packages?

Discussion in 'Package Manager' started by joshcamas, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. joshcamas

    joshcamas

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    Are there plans in the future someday for the assetstore to utilize the Package Manager?
    Obviously since the Package Manager is not finished this could happen in years, just wondering if it's even viable.

    The gains I see:
    - Less work for Unity, since reusing code (although switching will take work)
    - Allow projects to have dependencies on assets, so less stuff on on source control
    - Project can pick specific asset version, unlike the current assetstore
    - Any features added to package manager magically adds features to the asset store, essentially

    Josh
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2019
  2. okcompute_unity

    okcompute_unity

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    Hi @joshcamas ,

    This is exactly our plan. Even though we are progressing well, this is not a simple task to integrate this new format in the Asset Store ecosystem. We still need a bit of time but stay tuned!

    Regards,

    Pascal
     
  3. joshcamas

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    Awesome! No rush, I'm just glad it's planned! :)
     
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  4. CrystalConflux

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    Great to hear that this is still planned!
     
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  5. syscrusher

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    Thanks for the info, @okcompute_unity. I had heard at Unite last year that this was coming, but no other details. Adding a watch on this thread, so please keep us updated here or post a link here to any official thread if you create one. :)
     
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  6. Thaina

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    @okcompute_unity I have a question. Will the next version of package manager could download the asset from store into packages folder instead of directly under project

    In
    2019.3.0a10
    it seem like even package manager has the new ability to manage
    My Assets
    it still download asset under project folder

    I wish that the package manager could really treat old asset package like a new package system, separate package from project, and have high hope when it was announced that UPM has feature My Assets in alpha version so I am very disappointed
     
  7. jashan

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    The sooner the better ;-) I have actually started moving some packages in our project to UPM packages but this only works acceptably well with version control access (like the SteamVR Unity Plugin) - otherwise, it's currently an update nightmare.