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Caliburn.Micro RTW, NuGet Support, Mix Open Source Festival!

Today, I’m proud to announce the v1.0 RTW of Caliburn.Micro for WPF, Silverlight and Window Phone 7!  The idea was born last year at Mix10 after my Build Your Own MVVM Framework talk received overwhelmingly positive feedback. I want to give a big thanks to the developers who put their time into this. Thanks Christopher, Marco and Ryan! Also, I want to say thanks to the community. It’s been exciting to see how fast a rich community of developers has grown up around this project and to see how many people are speaking about Caliburn.Micro at their local user groups, code camps and even major conferences such as Codestock and teched.

Along with his release comes a number of bug fixes and even a few new features, such as the new WindowManager for WP7 which provides View-Model-First modal dialogs with animations designed after the native MessageBox. Be sure to thank Marco for that. After you thank Marco, you need to give props to Ryan who spearheaded the NuGet package development. As of right now, Caliburn.Micro can be installed quite easily from Visual Studio. If you have NuGet 1.2 or later installed, from the Package Manager Console, just type:

Install-Package Caliburn.Micro

Then, follow the few steps in the web page that pops up so that you get your bootstrapper added to App.xaml correctly, run the app and enjoy sweet Caliburn.Micro bliss :)

The first release of Caliburn.Micro comes on the day of the first Mix Open Source Festival. I’ll be there tonight representing the project and would love to meet you if you are present. Please come by, say hello, tell me about the cool stuff you are building…and vote for the project of course! If you can’t make the festival, but will be at Mix, find me. I’m the short one.

Posted 04-11-2011 6:32 PM by Rob Eisenberg



Martin Doms wrote re: Caliburn.Micro RTW, NuGet Support, Mix Open Source Festival!
on 04-11-2011 6:48 PM

Rob, if I have a project already running Caliburn.Micro will I be able to just type Install-Package Caliburn.Micro and skip the bootstrapper setup? Will this work, or will things break?


Bob Baker wrote re: Caliburn.Micro RTW, NuGet Support, Mix Open Source Festival!
on 04-11-2011 6:49 PM

Congratulations! What a long journey from last year at this time, huh? Caliburn.Micro is a fantastic framework for anyone who loves convention over configuration, and just about anyone else . Hope you win the fest, or at least have a fantastic time :).

Josh Earl wrote re: Caliburn.Micro RTW, NuGet Support, Mix Open Source Festival!
on 04-11-2011 6:56 PM

Thanks for all of your hard work on this, guys, including some of the recent WP7 additions. You guys are awesome to work with. Looking forward to starting my next project soon with 1.0! :)

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