I put together a little bot that is capable of automatically running
update.sh scripts, check for changes, and create PRs as necessary. You can check it out here: https://github.com/samuela/nixpkgs-upkeep.
I don’t want to spam maintainers with PRs, so my plan is to slowly add the packages that I use frequently (VSCode primarily) and accept inclusions for other packages over time. Please feel free to send me PRs adding your favorite packages!
Hopefully it’s helpful!