News

New NuGet .NET Framework Packages Prepped

Developers are encouraged to vote on which releases will come first.

NuGet, Microsoft's package manager tool for Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, has several new packages on the horizon that could enhance developer productivity.

As detailed on the .NET Framework Blog, two new packages, and four updated packages, are in the works. Richard Langer, a .NET program manager, is taking feedback on which packages to release first.

The new packages:

  • Microsoft.Bcl.MetadataReader. This .NET package enables reading metadata tables in .NET assemblies.
  • Managed Debugger APIs (MDbg). Also a .NET package, this update enables building standalone tools and add-ins to MDbg. MDbg.exe is the .NET command-line debugger for managed code only.

The updated packages include:

  • Microsoft.Composition (MEF2). MEF (the Managed Extensibility Framework) is a lightweight, optimized framework for applications that need strong throughput, like Web scenarios. The update adds Windows 8 support.
  • Microsoft.Tpl.Dataflow. This update, which also adds Windows 8 support, builds upon the APIs and scheduling infrastructure provided by the Task Parallel Library, integrating the language support for asynchrony provided by C#, Visual Basic, and F#.
  • Microsoft.Bcl.Immutable. This portable class library (version 1.1) adds ImmutableArray type back, with unchanged shape from v1.0 pre-release builds. Immutable collections are thread safe and static (i.e., their contents never change.)
  • CLR Memory Diagnostics (ClrMD). This update to the tool is minor, being mostly bug fixes and small features. The ClrMD is a set of APIs for inspecting .NET program crash dumps, allowing automated crash analysis and debugging.

The current version of NuGet is 2.8.

About the Author

Keith Ward is the editor in chief of Virtualization & Cloud Review. Follow him on Twitter @VirtReviewKeith.

comments powered by Disqus

Featured

  • Death of the Dev Machine?

    Here's a takeaway from this week's Ignite 2020 event: An advanced Azure cloud portends the death of the traditional, high-powered dev machine packed with computing, memory and storage components.

  • COVID-19 Is Ignite 2020's Elephant in the Room: 'Frankly, It Sucks'

    As in all things of our new reality, there was no escaping the drastic changes in routine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during Microsoft's big Ignite 2020 developer/IT pro conference, this week shifted to an online-only event after drawing tens of thousands of in-person attendees in years past.

  • Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 Preview Update Adds Codespaces

    To coincide with the Microsoft Ignite 2020 IT pro/developer event, the Visual Studio dev team shipped a new update, Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 Preview 3.1, with the main attraction being support for cloud-hosted Codespaces, now in a limited beta.

  • Speed Lines Graphic

    New for Blazor: Azure Static Web Apps Support

    With Blazor taking the .NET web development world by storm, one of the first announcements during Microsoft's Ignite 2020 developer/IT event was its new support in Azure Static Web Apps.

  • Entity Framework Core 5 RC1 Is Feature Complete, Ready for Production

    The first release candidate for Entity Framework 5 -- Microsoft's object-database mapper for .NET -- has shipped with a go live license, ready for production.

Upcoming Events