Release Notes: February 19, 2017

Hello, v2 2.2!

Today, we're shipping 2.2. This includes 2.2 RTM builds of the core framework and the Visual Studio runner.

It has been approximately 17 months since we shipped 2.1. The delay of the final release of 2.2 had been pushed back to align roughly with the release of .NET Core 1.0. While that was released back in June of last year, the pieces we relied upon (namely, the .NET CLI SDK) have remained in pre-release; their RTM is just a couple weeks away with the shipping of Visual Studio 2017.

We have just begun work on a new runner for .NET Core which will supplant (and dramatically improve) the command-line test runner experience when compared to dotnet test. Beta releases of that runner will start shipping soon.

Once again, we'd like to thank all the users who contributed to the success of through usage, feedback, and code contributions. We had too many contributors this time around to thank individually, so know that every bug reported, every line of code PR'd, every conversation contributed to on Slack, were all appreciated!

Important note: If you are using Visual Studio 2013, you must use NuGet 2.12 or later to use 2.2, because support for netstandard is required. You will not be able to use 2.2 with Visual Studio 2012 (if Visual Studio 2012 support is important, please stick with 2.1).

What's New

Release Notes

The following individual releases contributed to 2.2:

In addition, there were several RC builds that did not include release notes. The content of those releases have been rolled up into the text above.

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