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A quick note about the new MinClientVersion attribute
A quick note about the new MinClientVersion attribute
In the NuGet 2.5 release, we added the MinClientVersion property to the package manifest schema to allow for a package to demand the minimum version of the NuGet client that can install it. Because this feature was added in version 2.5, older versions of NuGet won't be able to recognize it. Therefore, older clients will always refuse to ...
Support for Native Projects
Support for Native Projects
In the NuGet 2.5 release notes, we called out that NuGet now has support for native projects. We wanted to explain exactly what "support for native projects" means. Visual Studio Support Until NuGet 2.5, if you were working in a Visual C++ project, the 'Manage NuGet Packages' context menu would not show up for the project; with NuGet 2.5, we...
NuGet 2.5 Released
NuGet 2.5 Released
Download it now NuGet was included in all editions of Visual Studio 2012 and it's also available for Visual Studio 2010 through the Visual Studio Extension Manager. To get the latest version of NuGet installed in Visual Studio, either check for updates in the extension manager or download the latest version directly. Acknowledgements We ...
XDT web.config transforms
XDT web.config transforms
Sitting there since October 12, 2010, with a total of 55 votes accumulated since then, there's a NuGet feature that has had more than its fair share of attention: Support Visual Studio (XDT) Web.config Transforms. It's the 17th highest voted work item of all time for NuGet, and the 5th highest voted open work item. Today, we are announcing ...
Goodbye preview.nuget.org. Hello staging.nuget.org!
Goodbye preview.nuget.org. Hello staging.nuget.org!
TL;DR The preview.nuget.org site is going away. Switch to staging.nuget.org by April 26th! Goodbye preview.nuget.org We have a version of the NuGet Gallery called "Preview" and it's been hosted at preview.nuget.org since early in the Gallery's lifetime. Until recently, our QA team used preview.nuget.org to do their testing, but we've also ...
NuGet 2.5 Release Candidate
NuGet 2.5 Release Candidate
Updated: The NuGet 2.5 Release Candidate was available from April 15 to April 25, 2013. For the several hundred of you that downloaded the release candidate, we truly appreciate your verification of the RC build that became the final release. What's Included in NuGet 2.5 This release was so big, we felt compelled to skip versions 2.3 and 2.4...
Recent NuGet Gallery Updates
Recent NuGet Gallery Updates
The NuGet Gallery crew has gotten into a rhythm of publishing updates every 2 weeks. With the increased update frequency, we found that we needed to create a changelog to highlight new features. That changelog is now available directly from within our source repository on GitHub. You can access the changelog directly here: https://github.com/...
The March 6th NuGet Gallery Outage
The March 6th NuGet Gallery Outage
On March 6th 2013, nuget.org's package download was broken for one and a half hours. Some outages involve factors beyond our control; this time it was very much our own fault and we would like to apologize. We also want to openly discuss the outage and reassure you that we are working on preventing reoccurences. Timeline of events The outage...
Improved search syntax on nuget.org and in NuGet Visual Studio extension
Improved search syntax on nuget.org and in NuGet Visual Studio extension
The NuGet team recently deployed a new and very useful search capability on nuget.org, which allows you to narrow your search to a pariticular attribute of a NuGet package. For example, if you want to search for packages which contain 'elmah' within the Id, you type 'id:elmah'. (Note that this will execute a 'contains' search, not an exact ...
Introducing Package Statistics
Introducing Package Statistics
We have introduced a new feature on http://nuget.org where you can see download statistics for packages. With this initial drop, we hope to whet your appetite and collect your input on further statistics features; it's a mere fraction of what we can imagine. Statistics Tab At the top of the site, a new 'Statistics' tab is displayed. This ...