It's a sort of official package manager for Windows.That's the best that can be said. It installs in a local folder and not in any PATH, but that's ok enough, you can just direct installation into your PATH.
The problem however is that it's in every way the definition of poorly handled bloat. When you build something with this software, it offers no clean way of removing the buildtools. Even the 'remove --purge' option does nothing. You'd think this is a quibble, but after downloading Boost, openssl, and 5 or so packages, my computer was graced with Boost, and a roughly 10Gb buildtools folder that I couldn't erase except manually.
This manager simply is much worse than the independent Chocolatey, but is the one with most packages. I don't really have much choice, but if I did, this would be my last choice.
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