Ability to download/point to latest tool versions
This is especially important for a headless environment. And can be applied to more than just the Atlas CLI and the MongoDb Shell
This documentation tells you to manually construct the string: https://www.mongodb.com/docs/database-tools/installation/installation-linux/#installation
It would be ideal to programmatically access the latest version, instead of having to manually build a download string and use that to access a static version.
Other languages and tools have solved this problem. Could MongoDb do this, too?
It looks like someone tried to do this for Windows: https://community.chocolatey.org/packages/mongodb-shell#versionhistory
But that doesn't look like an officially supported solution, It would be amazing if this existed, though.
Similar for apt and/or apk.
Further, if there are concerns about grabbing the latest CLIs, that has also been solved by other tools.
I recognize some of this could be a lot of work, but maybe having a "latest" url we can curl/apt-get/apk-install would be awesome.
Thank you for taking the time to file this request. Your feedback helps us make the Atlas CLI a better place for you and other users. At the same time I’d like to apologise for the late reply.
Programmatic usage of the Atlas CLI is an area we plan to improve and further simplify. We can see how having an ability to download always the latest version of the Atlas CLI can simplify some of the automated actions.
As a next step we’ll look into some more details how this could be achieved.
We’ll update this idea as soon as we have more details.
In the meantime, could you share more details on what do you use this automation for?
Keep the ideas coming!