.nuspec file url

Apr 4, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Does a .nuspec file have a URL? Can a .nuspec file be accessed over Http or Ftp?

Apr 4, 2011 at 6:52 PM

I don't understand your question. Can you elaborate?

Apr 4, 2011 at 6:52 PM

and why do you choose your username as 'nugetcodeplex'?

Apr 4, 2011 at 7:46 PM
Edited Apr 4, 2011 at 7:48 PM

@dotnetjunky
--->> Can you elaborate?

I don't have Microsoft NuGet on my machine.

  1. How do I get a NuGet package from the web to my machine, preferably the old-fashioned way, e.g. by use of a browser?
  2. How do I see what the package contains and what the package purports to do before the package installs itself on my machine?
Apr 4, 2011 at 7:48 PM
Nuget Package Explorer http://nuget.codeplex.com/releases/view/59864
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Apr 4, 2011 at 8:17 PM
Edited Apr 4, 2011 at 8:30 PM

@ferventcoder

I peeked at the source code. It appears to be identical to the full-blown NuGet.

  1. Could you point me to the code section that makes contact with the package store on the web?
  2. If I install NuGet Package Explorer v1.0 on my machine, will it allow me to point it to a specific package on the web and inspect the package's entrails?
  3. Ideally, I would like to use solely my trusted browser. Is it possible?
Developer
Apr 4, 2011 at 8:28 PM

What are you trying to do?

Apr 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM

@dfowler

I don't have NuGet on my machine. I want to get a NuGet package from the web to my machine without the package's being installed automatically on my machine. Is it possible?

Apr 4, 2011 at 8:48 PM
U mean to look at the contents of the package without installing it?

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Apr 4, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Nuget package explorer does exactly that. It downloads a package and lets you look at the contents.

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Apr 4, 2011 at 9:05 PM

@abarylko
--->> look at the contents of the package without installing it?

I understand Microsoft NuGet works as follows:

  1. A user visits a package store on the web by means of NuGet.
  2. The user points the NuGet at a specific package.
  3. The user has a single option, i.e. clicking the Install button. The user clicks Install.
  4. The package installs itself on the user's machine.

I don't have NuGet on my machine. I would like to

  • either get a NuGet package from the web to my machine,
  • or be able to inspect what the package contains,
  • or both.
Apr 4, 2011 at 9:14 PM

As ferventcode has pointed out, NuGet Package Explorer is exactly what you're looking for. Have you given it a try?

Apr 4, 2011 at 9:28 PM

@dotnetjunky
--->> NuGet Package Explorer is exactly what you're looking for

I understand that if I download and install NuGet Package Explorer v1.0 on my machine, the NuGet Package Explorer v1.0 will allow me

  • to visit the NuGet package store on the web;
  • download a specific package from the package store to my machine;
  • inspect the contents of the NuGet package.
  • NuGet Package Explorer v1.0 will not install the package on my machine automatically.

Is my understanding correct?

Apr 4, 2011 at 9:33 PM
Is that part of the VS plugin?

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 3:04 PM, [email removed] wrote:
> From: ferventcoder
>
> Nuget package explorer does exactly that. It downloads a package and lets
> you look at the contents.
>
> ____
> Rob
> "Be passionate in all you do"
>
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> http://ferventcoder.com
> http://twitter.com/ferventcoder
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Apr 4, 2011 at 9:43 PM
Edited Apr 4, 2011 at 9:44 PM

@nugetcodeplex: Yes. Although there is no concept of NuGet installing packages on your machine. NuGet only install packages into VS solution.

@abarylko: No. See the installation link above.