We recently shared our plans to produce a 6.0.2 patch release to address some performance issues (and other bugs) in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. Today we are making the 6.0.2 release available.
The runtime is available on NuGet. If you are using Code First then there is no need to install the tooling. Follow the instructions on our Get It page for installing the latest version of Entity Framework runtime.
The tooling for Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 is available on the Microsoft Download Center. You only need to install the tooling if you want to use Model First or Database First.
What’s in the 6.0.2 Patch
The 6.0.2 patch includes fixes to some performance and functional issues that were introduced in the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases. You can view a full list of the issues on our CodePlex site.
What’s not in the 6.0.2 Patch
In addition to the issues fixed in the 6.0.2 patch our team is working on other performance improvements, bug fixes and features for the EF6.1 release. You can see a full list of what’s currently in this release on our CodePlex site. Note that this is not a final list and plans will change as we progress on the release. We’ll start providing pre-releases of EF6.1 in the near future.