node package manager


A package manager for C++ and other assets


A package manager for C++ and other assets.

Wormy status: Wormy is still in alpha/beta testing, with features being developed or changed, and bugs being worked out.

Getting Started

Wormy is developed in Node.js and installable via npm. If you're coming from a background of pure C++, you may not know of Node.js, but that's okay. Just follow these steps to get going:

  1. Install Node.js and npm. Wormy is tested on Node 0.10.15 npm 1.3.5 at the moment, any anything newer should be okay. Older is untested.

  2. Globally install the CLI interface. Run npm install -g wormy-cli.

  3. Install the wormy package manager into your code base.

    • Go to your C++ (or other) project folder.
    • Run npm init to create a package.json file.
    • Run npm install --save wormy.
  4. Run wormy install --save dev-cpp/boost. (Or run wormy search to get list of other package options that are available.)

  5. If these steps succeeded, congratulations! If not, ask for assistance. Also note: save/commit the package.json and wormy.json files to your project. There is no need to commit the node_modules nor wormy_components directories, as these are completely under the management of the respective .json files.

  6. Special note for automation gurus: (1) install wormy-cli locally with npm install --save wormy-cli to avoid interfering with the global system installs, and (2) npm install can invoke wormy by adding to package.json an install script: { "scripts": { "install": "./node_modules/.bin/wormy install" } }


Wormy draws inspiration (and bits of code code!) from the web frontend package manager, Bower, and from Grunt-cli.