Feed Performance Update

As you might know, NuGet has been having some performance (and timeout) related issues recently. Earlier this week, we completed a deployment that helped, but it didn't address everything. Many users are still seeing slow responses or even timeouts when trying to use the 'Manage NuGet Packages' dialog in Visual Studio. Ongoing Investigation...

Upgrade Successful

Earlier this evening, we announced that the NuGet Gallery would be offline for about an hour during a scheduled upgrade. That upgrade is now complete. We expect this deployment to help address performance issues we've been experiencing for the past week. We will continue to monitor the service and measure the results of this deployment. CDN ...

Expected Downtime – August 22 11pm-12am PDT

As mentioned in the previous post, we've been working to address some performance problems on the NuGet Gallery. The fixes we have in place include some time-consuming database migrations. During our dry run deployments, we found that virtually all requests to the database will time out while these migrations are running. We have decided to ...

NuGet Gallery Performance Issues

Since August 16th, and especially since August 21st, the NuGet Gallery has been exhbiting intermittent performance issues. Some users are reporting errors when attempting to browse or search for NuGet packages from Visual Studio or other clients. Many users are reporting that browsing and searching are slow. There have also been timeout errors...

Results of NuGet CDN Experiment

A little over a week ago, we asked for your help with an experimentt that we were conducting to see whether there was value in enabling CDN support for our packages blob storage container. Over 100 of you responded from all over the world, and the data that you provided made it pretty clear that there was sufficient justification for turning ...

Help Us Test CDN for NuGet.org

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been investigating whether to turn on the content delivery network (CDN) feature of the Azure blob storage container for NuGet packages. In theory, this would make package downloads faster – especially if you’re located outside of the United States. We want your help to conduct an experiment to measure the...

NuGet 2.0 Released

We're happy to announce that we released NuGet 2.0 on 6/19/2012. This release includes support for grouping dependencies, tools and content by the target framework of the project. Additionally, we've dramatically improved the performance of tab completion in the package management console. Package restore consent is now active As described ...

NuGet 1.8 Hotfix Released

With the NuGet 1.8 release, we found a breaking change that caused NuGet to fail on Windows XP machines. Earlier today, we released a hotfix to NuGet 1.8 that addresses this. We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused. If you have further issues, please report them on CodePlex. For more information, there is a CodePlex ...

NuGet 1.8 Released

We're happy to announce that we released NuGet 1.8 on 5/23/2012. This release includes support for localized satellite assemblies, nuget.exe performance improvements, and 34 bug fixes. Details are in the NuGet 1.8 Release Notes. Known issue on Windows XP We would like to call out that shortly after NuGet 1.8 was released, we learned that a ...

Package Restore and Consent

A little while back, our team had the pleasure of talking about NuGet with some privacy experts. These are folks who are passionate about your privacy and laws that protect your privacy. As we were describing NuGet's package restore feature, the privacy experts became interested in the details surrounding the package restore workflow – ...