10 things about OneGet that are completely different than you think.

  Howdy y’all, I’ve found myself answering the same questions over-and-over, so rather than continue to do this piecemeal, I figured it’s about time to just post this stuff once. Hopefully you’ll find it enlightening, or at least entertaining 🙂 1. OneGet is not a package manager. Ah, off with a bang, eh? Ok, so…

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8 Laws of Software Installation

Establishing an Ecosystem That Works Together   (this is a repost of a page I wrote a couple years back at the dawn of the OneGet project) I started thinking about how all of this fits together and how we (as an ecosystem) need to be able to work together, and — more importantly —…

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Trust Me: this is the most important thing you can read today.

(crossposted from http://fearthecowboy.com/post/AbG5p4gKsRjGEkov9Z-JyQ ) I’d like to have a moment of silence. Yesterday afternoon, at 2:33PM my beloved work disk passed away. He is survived by his younger brother, the SSD boot disk, who, like our whole family of components is experiencing shock and grief in the passing of our deeply loved friend. Moments after committing…

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OneGet and Chocolatey – What’s the connection?

Howdy! With all the writing about OneGet that everyone’s been doing lately, I thought it might be a good time to explain exactly what OneGet and Chocolatey’s relationship is. When we built the OneGet prototype that first shipped with the WMF 5.0 preview last April, the only provider that was even around was the hastily-written…

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OneGet (it’s in the Windows 10 Preview!)

Howdy! With a useful build of OneGet making an appearance in the Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 9926+) I thought it was a good time to stop and catch y’all up on what the heck is goin’ on. Before we get into all this, I would like to remind y’all that  OneGet is a work-in-progress…

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My little secret : Windows PowerShell OneGet

This week, at BUILD, Microsoft will be showing previews of a few technologies that we’ve been working on.  Simultaneously, we will be releasing a preview of the next version of WMF (Windows Management Frameworks — where PowerShell comes from!) on the download center (get the WMF 5.0 Preview).     I’ve been squirreled away working…

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What do I think of Windows 8?

After playing with Windows8 a bunch yesterday, all I have is a scene from “The Princess Bride” running thru my head: Inigo Montoya: MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA! YOU KILLED MY START MENU! PREPARE TO DIE! [Inigo corners Count Rugen, knocks his sword aside, and slashes his cheek, giving him a scar just like Inigo’s]…

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Fixing WebRequest’s desire to throw exceptions instead of returning status

My pappy always used to tell me “There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of ‘em have to pee on the electric fence.” … somedays, I’m surprised how often I get to pee on the damn fence. So, here I am writing…

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A new full-time member for CoApp

I’d like to introduce a new member of our team; Tim Rogers.   Tim is a new full time employee at Microsoft who started this week, and as he just found out yesterday (his first day in the office), is going to be working as a full-time test resource for CoApp.   Tim has a…

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Shallow-forking a project

  We’re nearing the point where we’re able to take open source projects and produce happy-shiny packages for them—uh yeah, nearing.  It’s gonna be a couple more weeks shaking out the tools that generate new Visual Studio project files for a given project and wire all that stuff up. The good news though, is that…

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