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A new preview release of Windows Package Manager is now available.

Windows Package Manager 1.6.2291-preview

This is the second development build after the Windows Package Manager 1.6 build for Windows 10 (1809+) and Windows 11. This build will be released to Windows Insider Dev builds and Windows Package Manager Insiders.

Experimental features are enabled in this release. The experimental feature for the winget download command is now supported and included in this release. You can now specify the package installer you want to download locally.

Run winget features to see which experimental features are enabled or disabled. Add the following to your settings (winget settings) file to enable the experimental features such as WinGet download:

    "experimentalFeatures": {
	  "dependencies": true,
	  "directMSI": true,
          "configuration": true,
	  "windowsFeature": true,
	  "download": true,

Windows Package Manager also includes  Winget configuration, which automatically handles the setup and configuration requirements for an ideal development environment on your Windows machine. WinGet configuration file helps with installing and managing software packages, applications, programming languages, frameworks, tools, or settings necessary for a project.

Check out our  session at Microsoft Build to learn how to get your machine to a ready-to-code state.

A prerelease version of the  Microsoft.WinGet.Client PowerShell module has been published to the PowerShell Gallery and will no longer be included as a release asset. To install the latest version of the PowerShell module, run the following command in PowerShell 7+.

Install-Module -Name Microsoft.WinGet.Client

The PowerShell module requires App Installer ( winget) to be installed. The Repair-WinGetPackageManager cmdlet (work in progress) is designed to install or repair App Installer.

What's Changed

New Contributors

  • @microsoft-github-policy-service made their first contribution in  #3347
  • @gigi81 made their first contribution in  #3305

Full Changelog v1.6.1573-preview...v1.6.2291-preview

Release Windows Package Manager 1.6.2291-preview · microsoft/winget-cli