Across the Tanzu portfolio as a whole, their has been a major effort for a long time to build a truly cohesive and user friendly experience for operators and developers.
Since the early days of TKG, and since the beginning of TAP, the Tanzu CLI has been a key element of how users interact with the platform.
While TKG, TAP and recently TMC as well, all were using Tanzu CLI as the base CLI for their products, each product had its own releases of the CLI, which were often incompatible with one another, and the distribution of the CLI was not simple, as it had to be downloaded from Tanzu Network, and no automated installation, or package manager support existed.
VMware understood this challenge, and did a complete rearchitecture of the CLI in terms of package and plugin management, as well as distribution of the CLI, and now in TAP 1.6 we are seeing the fruit of this long awaited new Tanzu CLI!
With TAP 1.6 and on, Tanzu CLI is now a separately released product / tool, which is not only available on Tanzu Network, but also as a github release artifact, as well as it being made available in all main package managers such as brew, apt, yum, and choco.
The Tanzu CLI now also offers ...