Single Package Version per Solution

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Not too long ago, I posted a survey on my blog asking a set of questions meant to gather information that would help the NuGet team make a decision about a rather deep change.

You can see the results of the survey here.

If there’s one question that got to the heart of the matter, it’s this one.

survey-question-result

We’re considering a feature that would only allow a single package version per solution. As you can see by the response to the question, that would fit what most people need just fine, though there are a small number of folks that might run into problems with this behavior.

One variant of this idea would allow multiple package versions if the package doesn’t contain any assemblies (for example, a JavaScript package like jQuery).

Thanks again for filling out the survey. We think we have a pretty good idea of how to proceed at this point, but there’s always room for more feedback. If you want to provide more feedback on this proposed change, please review the spec here and post your thoughts in our discussion forum in the thread dedicated to this change.

The spec describes what pain point we’re trying to solve and shows a few examples of how the behavior change would affect common scenarios, so it’s worth taking a look at.

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