Distributed Package Manager (DPM)
Enhancing Accessibility and Efficiency of Package Distribution
Distributed Package Manager (DPM) is an innovative technology solution designed to leverage existing pull-through package caching registries, such as dev-pi and Docker's distribution, and supercharge their efficiency by introducing localized caching.
This project aims to significantly speed up the development process, reduce latency, and improve the overall accessibility of packages for developers worldwide. DPM achieves these objectives by caching all packages locally, thereby reducing the need to continuously fetch commonly used packages from global registries.
But DPM is not just a local package caching service. The real novelty of DPM lies in its unique integration with Matrix, a decentralized communication protocol. Each DPM instance can join a Matrix room, which acts as a mirror for a specific project's dependencies. In these rooms, participants broadcast their presence, the packages they possess, an