NuGet 5.3 Release Notes

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5.3.0 Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 3.0.1001

1Installed with Visual Studio 2019 with .NET Core workload

Summary: What's New in 5.3

Issues fixed in this release

Bugs

  • NuGet packages produced with 3.0.100-preview9 SDK cannot be used by 2.2 SDK users...depending on your timezone #8603

  • Quote " characters in PATH cause "Illegal characters in path" failure in nuget restore #8168

  • VS: assemblies are fully ngen-ed not partially ngen-ed - #8513

  • Reduce memory usage (unsubscribe from events) - #8471

  • "Error_UnableToFindProjectInfo" message is not grammatically correct - #8441

  • NU1403 improvements - validate all packages, include the expected/actual sha values - #8424

  • Multiple enumeration in NuGetPackageManager.PreviewUpdatePackagesAsync - #8401

  • Revert "public -> internal" change in PluginProcess - #8390

  • IVsPackageSourceProvider.GetSources(…) has ill-defined exception behavior - #8383

  • Make PluginManager constructor public again - #8379

  • Metrics to track the refresh rate of the PM UI - #8369

  • Decrease the number of UI refreshes when installing through the Package Manager UI - #8358

  • Telemetry: datetime values use culture-specific formats - #8351

  • Reduce UI refreshes in browse tab of Package Manager UI #6570 - #8339

  • [Test Failure] “Unable to parse config file” will prompt twice - #8320

  • Raise NU5037 error with good doc page that explains customer fixes (The package is missing the required nuspec file) - #8291

  • Locked-mode restore fails when a project's RuntimeIdentifier is changed - #8260

  • Make the Settings reading in VS lazy - #8156

  • Regression in Nuget sources add causes "The ':' character, hexadecimal value 0x3A, cannot be included in a name" errors - #7948

  • NuGet plugin credential providers - hide the process window - #7511

  • Enforce PackagePathResolver is an absolute path - #7349

  • Reduce UI refreshes in install and update tabs of Package Manager UI - #6570

DCR:

  • Update Xamarin frameworks to map to NetStandard 2.1 - #8368

  • Enable copying the contents of package manager "preview window" for install/update - #8324

  • Enable restore on .proj files - #8212

  • Introduce NUGET_NETFX_PLUGIN_PATHS and NUGET_NETCORE_PLUGIN_PATHS to support configuration of both at same time - #8151

  • Enable multiple versions for a PackageDownload via Version attribute - #8074

  • Add -SolutionDirectory and -PackageDirectory options to nuget.exe pack - #7163

List of all issues fixed in this release - 5.3