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What’s New in vcpkg (April 2024)

What’s New in vcpkg (April 2024) This blog post summarizes changes to the vcpkg package manager as part of the 2024.04.26 release as well as changes to vcpkg documentation throughout April. This month’s vcpkg release includes improvements for visually generated dependency graphs, a new triplet variable for tweaking what files are ...

What’s New in vcpkg (March 2024)

This blog post summarizes changes to the vcpkg package manager as part of the 2024.03.19 and 2024.03.25 releases as well as changes to vcpkg documentation throughout March. This month’s vcpkg release includes an arm64ec platform expression, more flexibility when mixing static and dynamic libraries, diagnostics improvements, a change in the ...

What’s New in vcpkg (February 2024)

This blog post summarizes changes to the vcpkg package manager as part of the 2024.02.14 release and changes to vcpkg documentation throughout February. This month’s vcpkg release was mainly minor bug fixes, while several new documentation articles were added. Some stats for this period:   vcpkg changelog (...

What’s New in vcpkg (January 2024)

This blog post summarizes changes to the vcpkg package manager as part of the 2024.01.12 release and changes to vcpkg documentation throughout January. This month’s vcpkg release was mainly minor bug fixes, while several new documentation articles were added. Some stats for this period:   vcpkg changelog (...

What’s New in the vcpkg 2023.12.12 Release

The 2023.12.12 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from November 21st, 2023 to December 12th, 2023 for the Microsoft/vcpkg, Microsoft/vcpkg-tool, and Microsoft/vcpkg-docs GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Feature changes   Bug ...

What’s New in the vcpkg 2023.11.20 Release

The 2023.11.20 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from October 19th, 2023 to November 19th, 2023 for the Microsoft/vcpkg, Microsoft/vcpkg-tool, and Microsoft/vcpkg-docs GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Key changes This vcpkg update includes some ...

Debug vcpkg portfiles in CMake script mode with Visual Studio Code

We recently announced support for debugging the CMake language using the VS Code CMake Tools extension. Now in version 1.16 of the extension, you can fine-tune the debugger configuration using a launch.json file. This enables debugging in CMake script mode in addition to the existing debugging of CMake project generation.  CMake script ...

vcpkg 2023.06.20 and 2023.07.21 Releases: GitHub Dependency Graph Support, Android Tested Triplets, Xbox Triplet Improvements, and More…

The 2023.07.21 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from April 16th, 2023 to July 21th, 2023 for the Microsoft/vcpkg, Microsoft/vcpkg-tool, and Microsoft/vcpkg-docs GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Notable Changes Notable changes for this release are ...