Plans to Convert Dependencies from Lib to NuGet?

Topics: Core, General
Jan 25, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Out of curiosity, are there any plans to convert the current use of the '/lib/' directory to using NuGet (with Package Restore)?

Moving in this direction would:

  • Help with testing out library upgrades to Orchard (NuGet integration would let us know which libraries are out of date).
  • Eliminate the need to keep library binaries committed into project source.
  • Help with Binding Redirects (with the release of 1.6, many projects / modules are using MVC4, while their web.config is still referencing MVC3 versions)
  • Make it easier to keep versions aligned with projects that are using NuGet.

Thoughts? Would this be helpful?

(And if this is a worthwhile thing, I would be happy to make this change and issue a pull request).

Feb 10, 2013 at 10:04 PM
I think this would be useful, yes, but I would keep it an option rather than the default.