The fine folks at Shell Tools just released a preview of their upcoming PowerShell Plus interactive shell – a 4 minute trailer to hint at things to come.
In PowerShell V1, working within a decades-old console host is what users find the most frustrating. That frustration doesn’t go unnoticed, and was even expected. As Jeffrey likes to say, “To ship is to choose.” We made a conscious decision to build upon the current console subsystem. We placed priority on engine features, the scripting language, cmdlet and provider framework, and everything else you know and love about PowerShell.
Time spent on a graphical host would have taken away from the time we got to spend making a powerful engine that partners could build upon. And build upon them they have!
If you haven’t seen it yet, PoshConsole is getting a lot of attention, as well: http://www.codeplex.com/PoshConsole
Lee Holmes [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell Development
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