Augustin Popa

Product Manager, Microsoft C++ Team

Product manager on the Microsoft C++ team, currently working on vcpkg and Visual Studio setup.

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vcpkg June 2022 Release is Now Available: Force Download vcpkg Dependencies, Documentation Changes, and More

The June 2022 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This includes a hotfix that fixed a regression in the binary caching experience. This blog post summarizes changes from May 11th, 2022 to June 15th, 2022 for the microsoft/vcpkg and microsoft/vcpkg-tool GitHub repos. In the past month, the ISO C++ 2022 Annual Developer Survey ...

vcpkg May 2022 Release: artifacts using JSON, COS and SPDX support, and more

The May 2022 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from March 31st, 2022 to May 10th, 2022 for the Microsoft/vcpkg and Microsoft/vcpkg-tool GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Notable Changes vcpkg Artifacts update This is our first significant update to...

vcpkg April 2022 Release: artifacts merged to tool repo, tar.exe in Windows 10, GIT_ASKPASS, vcpkg in Arch Linux instructions, and more

The April 2022 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from March 1st, 2022 to March 30th, 2022 for the microsoft/vcpkg and microsoft/vcpkg-tool GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Notable Changes vcpkg artifacts merged into Microsoft/vcpkg-tool repo vcpkg...

All vcpkg enterprise features now generally available: versioning, binary caching, manifests and registries

We are announcing today that all major vcpkg enterprise features are no longer experimental. The latest vcpkg release makes versioning, binary caching, manifests and registries generally available to any developer, team or enterprise. We have steadily been adding to vcpkg over the years. What started as a small open source project to ...

Finding Bugs with AddressSanitizer: MSVC Compiler

Special thanks to Aaron Gorenstein for authoring this blog post. The AddressSanitizer (ASan) is generally available for MSVC since the recently-released Visual Studio 2019 version 16.9. We’ve already shown how easy it can be to find bugs in even production-ready code like EASTL. Here I’ll share an example of how it found a real bug in ...

Address Sanitizer for MSVC Now Generally Available

 This post was last updated on March 10th, 2021. Special thanks to Aaron Gorenstein who provided most of the content for this blog post. Special thanks as well to Kevin Cadieux and Jim Radigan who also made contributions.   You can check out a demo on this feature in the latest Visual Studio Toolbox episode on YouTube: Visual Studio ...

Registries: Bring your own libraries to vcpkg

Special thanks to Nicole Mazzuca for providing the content of this blog post. Are you working on a C++ project with library dependencies? Are you tired of maintaining a custom-built package management workflow with duct tape and git submodules? Then you should consider trying out a package manager. Perhaps you have been side-eyeing vcpkg ...

Take control of your vcpkg dependencies with versioning support

Special thanks to Victor Romero for putting together the content for this blog post. We have an exciting new feature to announce in vcpkg: the long-awaited and highly requested package versioning! This feature makes it possible to install specific versions of dependencies and control installed versions over time. In order to use this ...

vcpkg: Accelerate your team development environment with binary caching and manifests

 This post was updated on September 21, 2020 to add more information on the GitHub Packages binary caching example.  Please see our Visual Studio 2019 version 16.8 Preview 3 release notes for more of our latest features. September is the biggest month for us in the Microsoft C++ team as it’s CppCon month! Our team has many exciting ...

AddressSanitizer for Windows: x64 and Debug Build Support

⌚ This post was last updated on March 24, 2021 with up-to-date information as of the 16.9 release of Visual Studio.  Special thanks to Jim Radigan and Matthew McGovern for providing the content for this blog post. Note: This feature is now generally available. To get started, take a look at the official AddressSanitizer for Windows ...