OpenWrap 1.1 – The Shell

OpenWrap 1.1 is around the corner, and has a lot of new features and improvements that I’ll be blogging about as they land.

One part that has now been released is an updated shell. It is the o tool you use and love and can grab from

The command subsystem in OpenWrap 1.1 has been updated significantly, with many great new features. As things sometime go, we had to change the way the shell calls into OpenWrap.

The good news is that the 1.1 shell will still run OpenWrap 1.0 commands, so you can update now in the full knowledge that all will be good.

Note that we have tweaked the networking code for the first installation, so if you’re behind a proxy that is automatically configured, and the download used to stop at the first file, this problem should be resolved. If you still have issues, please let us know by filling a bug report.


Opening a solution from the command line in PowerShell

As you probably have realized by now, I love the command line. It’s the most productive tool we can have. And as I’ve not blogged very much lately, with me being busy building OpenHttp, OpenRasta 3, OpenWrap and other lovely Open things, I thought I’d share a quick snippet I use on a daily basis with powershell.

    ls -in *.sln -r | select -first 1 | %{ ii $_.FullName }

What this little script does is find the first solution file under your current path and open it in Visual Studio. Trivial but a time saver over and over again.


I have moved

I don’t really post on this blog anymore, I’m keeping it for announcements about OpenSpaceBeers, GayGeekDinners and other less global matters. The new blog has been up for a while at so I suggest you add the new one to your aggregator (how last century!).