MSBuild team seeking feedback on priority of features


The MSBuild Team is seeking feedback on prioritizing the list of features to be included in MSBuild. So this is your chance to provide feedback directly to the Product Team on what to consider for next release.

Some of the features they are considering are:

  1. Higher performance multiprocessor support…
  2. VC support…
  3. Support for other Microsoft project types that aren’t yet in MSBuild format: Deployment/MSI (*.vdproj), SQL Reporting (*.rptproj), Biztalk (*.btproj), Prompt (*.prproj), etc…
  4. Conversion of Visual Studio solution files (*.sln)…
  5. Extensible up-to-date checking…
  6. Distributed build…
  7. Extensible re-usable inline tasks…
  8. Typing and scoping for items and properties.
  9. Extensible functions…
  10. An MSBuild debugger…
  11. Visualization for project and target dependencies…

To see the full details on this, please visit Aaron’s blogpost in the following link:

http://blogs.msdn.com/aaronhallberg/archive/2007/11/19/how-would-you-spend-100-on-msbuild.aspx 

 

Personally my favorites are #3, #10 and #2. I have often been frustrated by the lack of a proper debugger for MSBuild. It would be neat to have an MSBuild debugger.


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