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Cake v0.20.0 released

Published
Monday, June 12, 2017
Category
Release Notes
Author
devlead

Version 0.20.0 of Cake has been released.

This release hopefully contains no new features!

But nevertheless it's the result of a great team effort. With this release we've finally migrated from VS2015 and .NET Core preview bits and project.json to VS2017 / .NET Core SDK 1.0.4 and csproj. This release also contains a few documentation improvements.

It's been a little more work than expected to get everything to compile and test successfully cross platform using the new SDK, but now the yak if finally shaved and we have an release out!

Our goal is for there to be no breaking changes with this build, but there's certainly a risk of that as changing underlying SDK and build tooling is a substantial move of cheese.

This is why we always recommend you pin the version of Cake you're running to avoid any unplanned broken builds. You can read more about pinning Cake version here.

Huge thanks to all Cake contributors and users, Cake wouldn't have been possible without you!

Contributions were included from:

Full details of everything that was included in this release can be seen below.

As part of this release we had 11 issues closed.

Builds

Documentation

  • #1620 Improve documentation for RedirectStandardError and RedirectStandardOutput
  • #1613 Added documentation link to NUnit3Settings.Where
  • #1605 Fix the contribution-guidelines link again
  • #1604 Fix the contribution guidelines link in the README
  • #1595 Add Alistair and Martin names to all required places

Known issue

The Cake's dependency NuGet.Core has been updated from 2.12.0 to 2.14.0, these means that if you're using an earlier version of NuGet.Core as a reference or addin in your build scripts you'll as reported issue #1642 get an error while executing the script, thanks danwalmsley for reporting!

The solution is to update to use same version as shipped with Cake i.e.

#addin "nuget:?package=NuGet.Core&version=2.12.0"

gets changed to

#addin "nuget:?package=NuGet.Core&version=2.14.0"

and the make sure any old version of NuGet.Core is removed from your addin folder.


Cake v0.19.5 released

Published
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Category
Release Notes
Author
devlead

Version 0.19.5 of Cake has been released.

This is a minor release, which adds a missing channel parameter for Octopus Deploy release tool.

Contributions were included from:

Full details of everything that was included in this release can be seen below.

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Intellisense and new Cake team member

Published
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Category
Announcement
Author
mholo65

Hi! My name is Martin Björkström and I'm a .NET Developer and father of two from Finland. I started using Cake in early 2016 and have been making contributions ever since. So far, the most notable is probably debugging support. As of April, I'm also a member of the Cake Team!

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Cake for Visual Studio Team Services v0.3.0 released

Published
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Category
Release Notes
Author
agc93

Version 0.3.0 of Cake for Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server has been released.

This release includes support for customising the location where NuGet.exe, as well as Cake and other tools, is retrieved from.

The updated extension will now be live for VSTS users while TFS users may need to update the extension using the Manage Extensions page on your TFS server.

Contributions were included from:

Full details of everything that was included in this release can be seen below.

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Cake v0.19.4 released

Published
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Category
Release Notes
Author
devlead

Version 0.19.4 of Cake has been released.

This is a minor hotfix release for 0.19.3, which fixes code generation of aliases with generic constraints and has one breaking change to correct the type used for TeamCity build numbers.

Contributions were included from:

Full details of everything that was included in this release can be seen below.

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