You're absolutely right about the additional information. Unfortunately some of 
these (does it support my platform, what versions of Swift it builds on) are 
hard to tell without actually building the package several times with differing 
hardware/toolchains. Others (does it depend on Foundation, how well it's 
documented) would at least require analyzing the complete source, which still 
isn't quite feasible without a dedicated service elsewhere having already 
completed that work.
For authors that have integrations set up with services that help with test 
coverage, documentation etc. it might be possible to just hook into those, but 
unfortunately the count of these isn't close to anything that would make this 
worth it. At least as far as I know.

The list of dependencies listed in a packages' manifest however can easily be 
pulled into this, in fact I already have that queued up. It's definitely 
nothing major but easily included.

Thanks for the list of suggestions though! They're much appreciated :)


> On 9. Aug 2017, at 03:08, Taylor Swift <> wrote:
> I really like this idea, however what I really want to know about a package 
> usually includes: does it support my platform, does it depend on Foundation, 
> what other modules it depends on, what versions of Swift it builds on 
> (including nightly builds), and how well its documented. I don’t know how 
> this can be done by simply querying github’s API though, it’s bound to 
> require at least some involvement on the part of the package author.
> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 7:13 PM, Kilian Koeltzsch via swift-users 
> <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was missing a small tool somewhat akin to npm (specifically npm's search 
> and install functionality) for the swift ecosystem so I spent some time 
> writing something to fill that gap. I'd really love some feedback on the idea 
> and usability :)
> The basic idea is that it's hard to find suitable packages when writing a 
> swift library or executable. There is no single centralized listing of all 
> packages ( and can only have *so* current 
> data), so this tool queries GitHub's API directly for repos written in Swift 
> that include a file named Package.swift. It offers ways to search for 
> packages, display more info about them and add them to your package manifest.
> You can find the project here:
> It conveniently installs as `swift-catalog` so that you can run it like a 
> subcommand of swift itself as `swift catalog`. The basic interaction is also 
> shown in the README in more detail.
> There's still quite a few rough edges and the code definitely needs some 
> cleanup, it's more of a test than something that should be depended on at 
> this point I guess :P
> Cheers,
> Kilian
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