Today I’d like to announce Homebrew 2.1.0. The most significant changes since 2.0.0 are casks on https://formulae.brew.sh, search on Homebrew sites and better Docker support.
Major changes and deprecations since 2.0.0:
- https://formulae.brew.sh now displays casks.
brew tap-pinis deprecated. It was buggy and unused by Homebrew maintainers. Directly reference formulae (e.g.
brew install user/tap/formula) or rename formulae in taps to avoid shadowing Homebrew/homebrew-core formulae instead.
brew install --ignore-dependenciesis documented as an unsupported, developer flag. If you’re trying to avoid a command being installed instead consider adjusting your
PATHso your preferred version precedes it.
Other changes since 2.0.0 I’d like to highlight are the following:
brew doctorreports unreadable, installed formulae.
- Homebrew’s Formula API is generated by GitHub Actions and displayed on https://rubydoc.brew.sh.
brewcommands avoid auto-updating if no parameters are passed
brew extractworks for all taps
- “Homebrew on Linux” is used consistently instead of “Linuxbrew”
- Search is available on https://formulae.brew.sh, https://docs.brew.sh and https://brew.sh
- New formulae in Homebrew/homebrew-core allow HEAD
- Homebrew on Linux has best-effort support for ARM64 (AArch64)
- Homebrew/linuxbrew-core is used for Linuxbrew’s formulae
- Homebrew builds and tests the Dockerhub Linuxbrew/brew Docker image (we’re working on obtaining the Homebrew name).
brew doctorwarn on deleted taps.
- Homebrew allows Docker to run it as
brew cleanup --prune-prefixoption does what
brew pruneused to
- Homebrew’s Governance document is public
- Mike McQuaid is now the elected Homebrew project lead. A project leadership committee and technical steering committee were also elected.
- Homebrew still accepts donations through Patreon. If you can afford it, please consider donating. If you’d rather not use Patreon (our preferred donation method), check out the other ways to donate in our README.
Thanks to all our hard-working maintainers, contributors, sponsors and supporters for getting us this far. Enjoy using Homebrew!