Thursday, April 17, 2014

PowerShell gets Chocolatey NuGet with OneGet

Stefan Stranger's Weblog - Manage your IT Infrastructure - Viewing NuGet Packages with the NuGet Explorer

You may have seen that we released the the Windows Management Framework V5 Preview and that one of the new features  is Windows PowerShell OneGet. OneGet is designed to dramatically simplify how you discover and install software packages.

Windows PowerShell OneGet

OneGet is a new way to discover and install software packages from around the web. With OneGet, you can:

  • · Manage a list of software repositories in which packages can be searched, acquired, and installed
  • · Search and filter your repositories to find the packages you need
  • · Seamlessly install and uninstall packages from one or more repositories with a single PowerShell command

This first version of OneGet installs and searches software from Chocolatey repositories.  Support of additional repositories will come in subsequent versions.


One of the things that comes getting up in discussions about using Chocolatey Packages with or without OneGet is the question how can I trust the Packages from a resource like Chocolatey? The Chocolatey Nuget Packages are build by the community so you need to be careful what you are downloading and installing like all other software from sources you don’t own yourself.

But what if there is a easy way to view the content of NuGet Package before installing the Chocolatey NuGet packages? And that is possible using the NuGet Package Explorer.




While I had seen the WMF v5 news, I hadn't seen, or at least registered, the OneGet news. That really does look awesome and something I'm going to have to take a much closer look at...


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