CPMR0048 - Tags Contain Chocolatey (nuspec)

CPMR0048 - Tags Contain Chocolatey (nuspec)


This rule has been marked as a Guideline

Guidelines are strong suggestions that improve the quality of a package version. These are considered something to fix for next time to increase the quality of the package. Over time Guidelines can become Requirements. A package version can be approved without addressing Guideline comments but will reduce the quality of the package.


In the nuspec, there is a <tag /> element that contains chocolatey as one of the values.

Please update the nuspec to remove chocolatey from the list of tags.


Tags are about the underlying software. If that software has little or nothing to do with Chocolatey, there is no reason to carry the chocolatey tag. The chocolatey tag is specifically for things that are about Chocolatey and its framework, not about packages that can be installed with Chocolatey. If the purpose was for packages that are Chocolatey compatible, every package on https://community.chocolatey.org/packages would contain chocolatey for a tag and thus reduce the usefulness of the tag.