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Mono.Addins 0.6

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Released: Feb 25, 2011
Updated: Feb 25, 2011 by slluis
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Release Notes

The 0.6 release of Mono.Addins includes many improvements, bug fixes and new features:
  • Add-in engine
    • Add-in name and description can now be localized. There are new custom attributes for defining them, and can also be specified as xml elements in an add-in manifest instead of attributes.
    • Support for custom add-in properties. It is now possible to specify arbitrary properties in add-ins, which can be queried at install time (using the Mono.Addins.Setup API) or at run-time.
    • Custom extension attributes now allow specifying an extension path. In this way it is now possible to use a single custom attribute to define extensions for different extension points.
    • The default add-in directory and the add-in database directory can now be customized. In previous releases, those directories were always created as a subdirectory of the main registry directory. In this release, the location can be set to any directory.
    • Improved error reporting when a dependency is missing.
    • Added support for specifying the type of the content of string node attributes. This information is used for documentation purposes only.
    • The Cecil based reflector now uses the new Cecil/Light, which is smaller and faster
  • Add-in management
    • Added support for enabling/disabling registered repositories.
    • Added support for downloable support files, to be used for package icons, screenshots, etc.
    • New and improved add-in manager for GTK#. The user interface has been completely redesigned to make it more usable. Add-in updates are more visible and easy to install. The add-in gallery is integrated in the main window, and can show custom add-in icons and preview images.
    • Added new API for accessing custom add-in properties, even before installing them.
    • Included information about download size.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Allow overwriting files when installing.
    • Fixed add-in unloading issues.
    • Fixed crash when running in .NET 4.0
    • AddinRepository.LastModified is always 01.01.1900 00:00:00
    • Addin registry access/creation errors when accessed via UNC path
    • Addin discovery/loading fails when running Visual Studio unit tests
    • ImportAddinAssemblyAttribute can't be used multiple times
    • Fix bug in GetAvailableAddin.
    • Fix add-in database issue when the last add-in of a folder is deleted or upgraded
    • Don't allow inheriting CustomExtension attributes. The attribute must be explicitly applied to classes to be marked as extensions.

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