lein-ancient like task for boot
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Wanna-be lein-ancient and more for Boot. Also consider boot show --updates which is a built-in task listing dependencies with newer releases.


  • ancient task, which lists outdated dependencies
  • latest task, which shows latest version of a library
  • More to come, PRs welcome

[boot-deps "0.1.9"] ;; latest release


This is mostly intended for Terminal usage as of now:

$ boot -d boot-deps ancient
Searching for outdated dependencies...
Currently using [om "0.7.3"] but 0.8.0-beta3 is available
Currently using [boot-garden "1.2.5"] but 1.2.5-1 is available

$ boot -d boot-deps latest -l org.clojure/clojure -q
Searching for latest version of [org.clojure/clojure]...: 1.7.0-RC1

If you want to have boot-deps available globally you can add it to your $BOOT_HOME/profile.boot (usually $BOOT_HOME is set to ~/.boot, see boot -h for details) like so:

(set-env! :dependencies '[[boot-deps "RELEASE"]])
(require '[boot-deps :refer [ancient]])


[s snapshots  bool  "allow SNAPSHOT versions to be reported as new"
 q qualified  bool  "allow alpha, beta, etc... versions to be reported as new"
 a all        bool  "allow SNAPSHOT and qualified versions to be reported as new"]


Copyright Martin Klepsch 2014.

Distributed under the Eclipse Public License either version 1.0 or (at your option) any later version.